GENERAL CONVENTION 2003


 

 

ADMINISTRATION
(ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES WITHIN THE CHURCH)

THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS WERE APPROVED BY THE CONVENTION:

Parochial Report to be approved by Vestry or bishop's committee before filing.

Established Task Force on Wellness and Prevention of Sexual Misconduct. Fund Nathan Network (network of diocesan personnel working with sexual misconduct)

Admitted the Diocese of Puerto Rico as a diocese of the Episcopal Church

Admitted the Diocese of Venezuela as a diocese of the Episcopal Church

Support for 2008 Anglican Gathering in Johannesburg (5 people from each Anglican dioceses)

Selected General Convention site for 2009 from among these: Salt Lake City, UT; Reno, NV; Portland, OR; Anaheim, CA; and Charlotte, NC.

Encourage diocesan conventions to nominate candidates for deputy to General Convention (and all other offices in the church) who represent next generations as well as the multilingual and multicultural nature of our churches

General Convention to be fully (handicapped) accessible

Retired bishops to have seat and voice, but not vote

 

 

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