The ABCCCS of General Convention

In case you need to catch up on your sleep when you get home, but you need to summarize General Convention for your parish or friends, here’s my “ABCCCS Plain Language Guide to What Happened at General Convention.” A – Anglican Covenant: There were several proposals to reject […]

Issue 8: A Look Back at Eight Days in Indy

In Issue 8 of Center Aisle, Bishop Johnston reflects: “Convention’s Liturgies Have Offered Energy, Spirit.” Plus, check out the ABC(CCS) of Convention – and see when the PB visited Center Aisle! You can access today’s issue in several convenient ways. Read the user-friendly Web mag Download a PDF […]

The PB Visits Center Aisle

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori (right), presiding bishop, visited the Center Aisle work room in the JW Marriott on Wednesday to offer a blessing over United Thank Offering prayer shawls. Also pictured are (from left to right) Anne Gordon Curran, UTO Province III coordinator; Mike Kerr, treasurer […]

Deputies Vote to Support the DREAM Act

The House of Deputies voted Wednesday to support the DREAM Act. D067 called for support of “the passing of federal legislation that presents a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth and young adults,” rather than limiting it to the DREAM Act currently being considered by Congress. The substitute […]

Deputies Walk Fine Line on Open Communion

A pastoral attempt to walk a fine line on open communion passed the House of Deputies Wednesday by 77 percent among the laity and 64 percent among the clergy. C029, “Access to Holy Baptism and Holy Communion,” is a complete substitution of resolutions calling for open communion throughout […]

Health Plan Delayed to 2015

Dioceses will have an additional three years to come into compliance with the Denominational Health Plan that was passed in 2009, and was to go into effect at the end of this year. The House of Bishops earlier in the week already had passed the resolution, which shows […]