Beyond the Resolutions

Beyond the resolutions, white papers and even budget numbers that will be debated and parsed in Salt Lake City next year lies an issue that goes to the heart of our identity as the Episcopal Church – our mindset. A hearty slice of our time together at General Convention will be devoted to “reimagining” our … Continue reading

Convention Prep: Recommended Reading + Info

Convention Prep: Recommended Reading + Info

Are you an Episcopal Church-groupie who just can’t get enough of General Convention? Then you’ve come to the right place. This week, we’re posting links to some important Convention updates, opinion blogs and more. The 78th General Convention: Visit the official website Greening and Screening: See how the 2015 Convention will be more environmentally friendly … Continue reading

Connecting Church and World

Connecting Church and World

It wasn’t South Africa, where she would serve as a university lecturer in international relations. Nor was it Paris, where Lynnaia Main would do graduate study in international relations, learn to speak French fluently and work for UNESCO. No, Main grew up in the rural outskirts of Atlantic City, N.J., where forests, farms and “sand … Continue reading

We’re Baaaack

We’re Baaaack

We’re baaaack … and we’re bigger and more nimble than ever. Center Aisle is packing its bags to head west from the Diocese of Virginia to Salt Lake City for our sixth General Convention in June 2015 as a force for reconciliation. For those new to Center Aisle, here’s a quick recap: Every three years, … Continue reading

‘Open communion’ discussion becomes reaffirmation of baptism

In one of its last acts, General Convention reaffirmed baptism as the “ancient and normative entry point to receiving Holy Communion,” but did not address the question of “open communion,” the communing of unbaptized people. When C029 was approved by Deputies on Wednesday, it included the sentence,  “We also acknowledge that in various local contexts … Continue reading