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Take Action to Champion Refugee Resettlement

Cabinet confirmation hearings begin tomorrow The Senate tomorrow begins confirmation hearings on President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominees. This is an opportunity for Episcopalians to urge their senators to determine where the nominees stand on one of the most important humanitarian issues of our day: the resettlement of refugees in the United States. Call your senators and…
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Flipping in a New Way

President Jennings delivered these remarks to Executive Council on October 20 at the beginning of a meeting held in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Last month, at the kind invitation of the Presiding Bishop, I went to the House of Bishops meeting in Detroit. I am absolutely certain that when he invited me, he did not…
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San Joaquin Chancellor Michael Glass Awarded House of Deputies Medal

On September 9 at the Episcopal Chancellors Network Conference, President Jennings awarded Michael Glass, chancellor of the Diocese of San Joaquin, with the House of Deputies medal. She made these remarks: You know, of course, that late in 2007, the convention of the Diocese of San Joaquin voted to leave the Episcopal Church. It was…
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Constitutional and Canonical Implications of the Changing Relationship between the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion

On September 10, President Jennings made these remarks to the Episcopal Chancellors Network Conference: Well, you made it. You’ve survived to experience the final session of the 2016 Chancellors’ Conference. For the next hour, before we all head to the airport, we’ll consider the constitutional and canonical implications of the changing relationship between the Episcopal…
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Casting Out Fear: Ending Transgender Discrimination

June 28, 2016 Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church: We all know that some things in holy Scripture can be confusing, hard to understand, or open to various ways of understanding. But some essential teachings are clear and incontrovertible. Jesus tells us to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves, and he…
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40 Years On: Thoughts on Gender Equality in the Episcopal Church

President Jennings delivered these remarks on June 8, 2016 to the opening session of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church meeting in Chaska, Minnesota: Good morning, and welcome to Chaska. It’s my second time visiting Chaska, and I love it here. Chaska’s mission is “to be the best small town in Minnesota,” and they’re…
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The Rev. Robert Sessum, Ten-Time Deputy, Awarded House of Deputies Medal

President Jennings visits Diocese of Lexington May 12, 2016—On May 1, the Rev. Robert Sessum, a ten-time deputy to General Convention from the Diocese of Lexington, was awarded the House of Deputies Medal by President Gay Clark Jennings during her visit to the Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington. “Bob has held an amazing…
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Statement from the Presiding Bishop

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry read this statement to the staff of the Episcopal Church Center in a meeting at 2 pm Eastern today. April 4, 2016 Thank you for gathering today. As you know on December 9, 2015 I placed Bishop Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Sam McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director…
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Curry vs. Jennings Challenge: A Final Four contest to benefit Episcopal Relief & Development

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, was previously the bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina. He roots for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church, grew up a couple of buzzer-beating half court shots…
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A Letter on Racial Reconciliation

March 12, 2016   Dear Bishops and Deputies, At General Convention this summer, our church made the strongest commitment in a generation to racial justice and reconciliation. As the leaders of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies, we were tasked by Resolution C019 to lead in this holy work, and thus to enable every diocese, ministry,…
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