Jul 11, 2022General Convention Day Three Daily Update from the Public Affairs Office

General Convention Day Three Daily Update from the Public Affairs Office

GC80 Daily Updates from the Office of Public Affairs are morning and evening roundups of news, events, and resources related to the 80th General Convention, July 8-11 in Baltimore.

Recordings: Find recordings of all legislative sessions and media briefings on The Episcopal Church GC80 Media Hub. (Look for drop-down menu in upper left corner of each livestream box when opened.)

Sunday summary

The third day of the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church began with Sunday Eucharist in the House of Bishops and House of Deputies that included a pre-recorded sermon, titled “Tear Down the Walls,” by the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.

The Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget, and Finance made a budget presentation on Sunday afternoon to a joint session of both houses. The House of Deputies also elected its next vice president of the house, the Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia.  

News

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s comments to House of Bishops on July 9

In a proposed Mind of the House resolution on Saturday, July 9, The Episcopal Church House of Bishops addressed many threats to democracy and deep divisions in the United States, including the rise of Christian nationalism. The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, asked Presiding Bishop Michael Curry what he wants the agenda of the Episcopal bishops to be.

This is how he responded:

#GC80 Daily Show

The #GC80 Daily Show, produced by the Office of Communication, showcases the good work of Episcopal leaders and initiatives from around the church. Episodes are released each day on the Media Hub and included in these updates. Today’s episode features the Rev. Christine McCloud, canon for mission in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.  

For links to live video feeds from the convention, news, other information, and links to information sources, visit the diocesan General Convention webpage.

The Public Affairs Office provides statistics, biographies, photos, background information, and other resources to media representatives reporting on the mission and ministries of The Episcopal Church.

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