July 28, 2015
Governor’s panel recommends minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour
July 28, 2015
July 6, 2015
[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Advocacy for Christians facing persecution and living in the context of civil war are the subject of several resolutions that were passed by The Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention, which met here June 25-July 3.
Convention agrees that Christians in Pakistan, Syria, Liberia, South Sudan and Sudan are among those for whom the church needs to step up its support and solidarity as many of them live in fear of death...
July 3, 2015
[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Much happens each day during General Convention. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here are some additional news items from July 3, the ninth and final day legislative day of June 25-July 3 gathering.
Deputies elect Kurt Barnes as General Convention treasurer
Two days after the House of Bishops elected incumbent Kurt N. Barnes as the treasurer of General Convention and three days after...
[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The General Convention adopted the 2016-2018 triennial budget July 2 after agreeing to add $2.8 million for evangelism work.
While the addition passed with relatively little debate in the House of Deputies, it faced some opposition in the House of Bishops.
The 2016-2018 triennial budget is based on $125,083,185 in revenue, compared to the forecasted $118,243,102 for the triennium that ends Dec. 31 of this year. The...
[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The General Convention has approved two resolutions making major changes to the structure of The Episcopal Church.
The deputies and bishops serving on the Committee of Structure and Governance, which considered the resolutions, “were united in love for this church and its mission,” Committee Chair Bishop Clifton Daniel of Pennsylvania told the House of Bishops July 2. “In the end the tone of our conversations brought hope as our...
July 2, 2015
[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The House of Bishops sent a strong and clear message July 2 that divestment from companies and corporations engaged in certain business related to the State of Israel is not in the best interests of The Episcopal Church, its partners in the Holy Land, interreligious relations, and the lives of Palestinians on the ground.
The bishops rejected Substitute...
- There has been a change of the speaker and topic for the Congregational Life Ministries Dinner at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Tampa, Fla. Thomas Dowdy, an African American pastor serving at Imperial Heights Church of the Brethren in Los Angeles, Calif., will speak on the topic “Keeping the Faith, Acting in Faith,”
June 30, 2015
June 28, 2015
[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] While 1,500 General Convention participants joined a Bishops United Against Gun Violence procession here the morning of June 28, several resolutions targeting gun violence are making their way through the legislative process.
The prayerful procession walked the half-mile from the Salt Palace Convention Center to Pioneer Park while marchers sang...