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2003 GENERAL CONVENTION
Last updated August 24, 2003 3:28 PM

The Convention has Adjourned
Next GENERAL CONVENTION (2006)
Columbus, Ohio — June 13-22

CONFLICT IN THE CHURCH:
A Historical Perspective
By JOHN KATER

Bishop Katharine's
August - September

FISH TALES
with
Reports from our
General Convention Deputation

Presiding Bishop GRISWOLD's Sermon at the Closing Eucharist

GEORGE WERNER's CONCLUDING REMARKS
“Church has great Opportunity”


After General Convention Adjourned

JUDI DIXON, youth delegate, reflects on her experience

PAINFULLY FAITHFUL- Lauren Stanley

OPENING CLOSET DOORS by Katie Sherrod
from The Consultation Web Site

 

JOURNAL JOTTINGS from Nevada's BISHOP & DEPUTIES

The Flavor of General Convention
Comments from Deputations around the Country

GATHERINGS, MEETINGS, DINNERS AND EVENTS
Photos by Dick Schori

A Letter from our Bishop
KATHARINE JEFFERTS SCHORI
TO THE PEOPLE OF NEVADA

August 5, 2003

 

CONVENTION ACTIONS
REPORTS on the FINAL ACTIONS of Convention

CHILD and FAMILY HEALTH
COMMUNICATIONS
ECUMENTICAL RELATIONSHIPS
EDUCATION
ENVIRONMENT
EVANGELISM
GENERAL CHURCH ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES
MINISTRY
NATIONAL AND WORLD ISSUES
PEACE and JUSTICE
PRAYER BOOK , LITURGY and MUSIC
RELATIONSHIPS
SOCIAL AND URBAN AFFAIRS
STEWARDSHIP

Mary MacGregor speaks about Passion for Ministry
At the Women's Triennial Assembly

Observer provides Anglican voice at U.N.

 


View the WEBCAST OF THE DAY'S EVENTS
(This is the closed circuit TV program seen in the Minneapolis hotels)

 

PASTORAL LETTER
FROM OUR Presiding Bishop, Frank Griswold

 

Environmental Stewardship Commission Co-Hosts "Family Harvest Meal"

 

BLESSINGS OF SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS:
Note: There were 2 "official" New Releases describing what the Convention decided about this topic. They are both here:
1) A National Liturgy for Blessings will not be designed
2)
Deputies approve compromise resolution on same-sex unions
YOU MAY HAVE BEEN WONDERING What really happened By CLAIMING THE BLESSING
web site

Current Practice in Canadian Diocese of NEW WESTMINISTER
Theology Supporting the Practice

PROTECTION OF OUR FOOD
A Concern Debated at General Convention

The House of Bishops unanimously approved the incorporation of the Anglican DIOCESE OF VENEZUELA in Province 9 of the Episcopal Church
Bishop Orlando Guerreo with Rev. Juan Marquez
(Partnerships officer at Episcopal Church Center)

RESPONSE OF LOCAL NEVADA CLERGY
to GENE ROBINSON'S CONFIRMATION

(Reno Gazette Journal)

Bishop JELINEK of Minnesota
Regarding GENE ROBINSON's Confirmation

Planting Peace


Susan MacMurdy-July cover Fellowship of Reconciliation

HIROSHIMA
and
HEALING

on the
FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION

A day of commemoration

I Want to Plant a Heart in the Earth - Rosario Murillo

“FROM VIOLENCE TO WHOLENESS”
Taking the first steps at General Convention

 


Courtesy of The Boston Globe


GENE ROBINSON is confirmed
to be consecrated
BISHOP COAJUTOR IN THE
DIOCESE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

He will succeed the current Bishop as spiritual leader of New Hampshire's Episcopalians upon Bishop Theuner's retirement. This action signifies that for Episcopalians, there are no outcasts: “We embrace all people within the body of Christ and affirm their gifts among us.”

Gethemane Church (Minneapolis) Hosts Celebration Eucharist for Gene Robinson (8/8)

Daily morning Newpaper published
at the General Convention
REYNELDA JAMES (ECW Delegate from Wadsworth, NV) COMMENTS
in the CONVENTION DAILY today
-- see JOURNAL JOTTINGS

 

Rev. BRITT WRITES an EPISTLE from GENERAL CONVENTION (8/4)

We who are many, are one body, for we all share the one bread

 


Tuesday August 5


Our Nevada Deputies at a pause in the Legislative Session Tuesday (Dick Schori photo)

 

Monday August 4

Nevadan,

BETTY IHFE

Catches a
Photo-Op

on the

Convention Floor

---The Banner is a link.
---------Try it!

Photo by Dick Schor

 

 

 

Episcopalians

 

Understand

 

Hospitality!


[LEFT PHOTO: The Reverend Andrew Waldo, Rector of Trinity Church, Excelsior, served his famous "Rector's BBQ" pork sandwiches to the General Convention Young Adult Festival Block Party on Saturday evening. A native of Alabama, Waldo has been serving up the serving by Diana Rogers, a member of the Trinity congregation and Vocations Coordinator for the Diocese of Minnesota. (Original Photo by Joe Bjordal)

RIGHT PHOTO: Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold extends a welcome to dialog on Global Reconciliation]

EPISCOPAL OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
ACTIVE AT GENERAL CONVENTION

“Bigotry cloaked in religion is neither a moral right nor a religious value”

 


Sunday August 3

 


Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori (Nevada) presides at Convention Eucharist Saturday
A “Mountain-top experience” for all who participated
(See JOURNAL JOTTINGS above--Saturday August 2)
Sermon by Bishop Michael Curry (N.Carolina)

Deputies Approve of continuing STEM CELL RESEARCH(8/2)


PUERTO RICO BECOMES A DIOCESE OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Senior clerical member of the delegation (Wilner Millien) reacts with pleasure

RECONCILIATION - Crossing Cultural Boundries

MARRIAGE & BLESSING
by Pamela Darling, ThD

SEXUALITY MATTERS; Is it an “Essential” of Faith?
An Editorial from the Diocese of Virginia

REFLECTIONS ON THE SACRED CHARACTER OF COMMUNION
The Most Rev. Drexel Wellington Gomez
Archbishop of the West Indies

 

Goes to:
GENERAL CONVENTION ...

--------... and to NEVADA !

 

House of Bishops approves first set of legislation (7/30)

Bishops approve procedure for Robinson consent

20/20 energy weaving through convention

GENERAL CONVENTION GOAL: Make it Understandable to One and to All !

 

YOUNG ADULT FESTIVAL DRAWS PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

Committee supports small church ‘vitality’ strategy

CONNECT to

MEET N.H. Bishop-Elect GENE ROBINSON

For anyone who missed it, Terry Gross' NPR interview with
Bishop-elect Gene Robinson on FRESH AIR (7/24) is available on line:

LISTEN TO THE PROGRAM
or
you can order a transcript HERE

ROWAN WILLIAMS
Our Unity is Rooted in God's Word

RESOURCES: Spiritual Responses to 9/11


Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold's OpeningAddress

 

DR. PAMELA DARLING
OUR UNITY IS GOD'S GIFT...Enabling us to take Risks

Young Adult Festival models message of welcome during
General Convention

DEALING WITH CONFLICT AS ANGLICANS by L. William Countryman

WHALE RIDER — A parable for General Convention

THE "BLUE BOOK" OF COMMITTE REPORTS AND PROPOSALS

WHAT IS GENERAL CONVENTION ?

FACTS ABOUT GENERAL CONVENTION
Including Nevada's representatives

ISSUES TO COME BEFORE GENERAL CONVENTION (ENS)

THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AT GENERAL CONVENTION

PRESIDING BISHOP WRITES OTHER ANGLICAN LEADERS (7/22)

Diocese of Nevada Web Site
CONTACT The Editors of the GENERAL CONVENTION PAGES

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