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Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable

Friday, July 3, 2015

July 2 Update: "It gives me a sense of hope and pride in this house, which is seeking to not just accommodate all opinions but really engage other opinions, while in communion. Which really is the most important part of our common life... while we disagree, we don't need to be disagreeable with one another even with something as holy as our understanding of marriage."

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Deputation Updates: Marriage Equality in the Church

Thursday, July 2, 2015

"For those who didn’t agree, no one is forced to comply with this new Canon. For many who have wanted this change for decades, it was life giving. We are all the Body of Christ."

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Video: Bishops march against gun violence

Thursday, July 2, 2015

On Sunday, June 28, Bishops of the Episcopal Church marched against gun violence. Here are two moving videos of the march, courtesy of Episcopal News Service.

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Update from Bishop Singh: Progress on Peace & Justice

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Here's a General Convention update from Bishop Singh regarding his work chairing the Social Justice and International Policy Committee, as well as the work of the House of Bishops regarding a number of topics, including marriage. "There is a thoughtfulness and mindfulness that is precious to our process."

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Lay Deputy Update: Neil and Susan talk marriage equality in the Church

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lay deputies Neil Houghton and Susan Woodhouse discuss the move towards marriage equality in the Episcopal Church - and what this means both to LGBTQ members of the Church and straight allies.

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Clergy Deputy Update: Progress With Resolutions

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

At the same time the House of Deputies was debating A037, the House of Bishops was voting to send Resolution A036 to the House of Deputies. Now we’re cooking! This amendment proposes a constitutional change to the marriage canons. Glad it made its way successfully through the House of Bishops, and looking forward to debate in our House.

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