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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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Michael Curry elected Presiding Bishop

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, Bishop of North Carolina, has been elected the next Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Click "read more" for a video from Bishop Singh.

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Bishop Singh: It's a happy day

Friday, June 26, 2015

"To have the Supreme Court come out, clearly, with a ruling in favor of marriage equality is truly remarkable and truly profound. I give thanks for the pioneering leadership of people like Bishop Spears, many decades ago, who prayed this prayer: that all God's children would be treated equally. And especially in something as significantly as marriage.... It's a happy day."

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Deputation Reflections: June 25

Friday, June 26, 2015

"I spent most of Tuesday evening reviewing the Virtual Binder, our I-Pad based software containing all the documents and schedules of Convention. Everything is updated in real time, so even on Tuesday I found items that had not been included in the previously published blue book reports. Since this was our only light day, I convinced Paul to accompany me on a pilgrimage I have been planning ever since I learned I would be coming out West."

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Presiding Bishop: Follow Jesus into the neighborhoods

Friday, June 26, 2015

"The longer task is to build a road that will accommodate wheelchairs as easily as feet, that will gather the little ones and the ancient ones together into an ever-increasing company taking the road for home. We’re bound for a world without predators, with plentiful food and water for all, where all God’s children are greeted with dignity reflecting their divine image, and the gifts of creation are shared and available to all, as each one has need."

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