July 1, 2015
[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The House of Bishops on July 1 passed three resolutions, one with an amendment, on the issue of alcohol and drug abuse.
“I’m Mark and I’m an alcoholic,” said Bishop Mark Hollingsworth of Ohio, chair of the committee, as he introduced the resolutions to the House of Bishops and acknowledged his own journey of addiction and recovery.
Hollingsworth said that the committee represented “hundreds of years of sobriety and...
June 30, 2015
June 29, 2015
[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The House of Deputies on June 29 re-elected Byron Rushing for a second term as vice president. He was unopposed.
Deputy Sarah Neumann of Massachusetts nominated Rushing. President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings suspended the rules of order and called for the election to take place immediately; Rushing was re-elected by an overwhelming voice vote, cheers, applause and a sustained standing ovation....
June 28, 2015
Six lay members of Executive Council are to be elected when the House of Deputies reconvenes on June 29.
Elected as Church Pension Fund trustees were:
June 24, 2015
[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] In response to Pope Francis’ recent call for “all people of goodwill” to mitigate human-induced climate change and respond to environmental degradation members of Georgia’s faith leadership and scientific and environmental communities gathered at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church to support his historic message.
“The Pope’s clarion places high importance on lifting up the world’s most vulnerable populations, who will be the worst impacted...