The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church met in Chicago from October 15-17 at the headquarters of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). At the meeting, Executive Council approved the Episcopal Church’s 2014 budget, approved spending a portion of unanticipated revenue to hire a racial justice and reconciliation officer, and passed a resolution acknowledging “with deep regret the breakdown of communication and relationship between the board of the United Thank Offering and leadership of the DFMS.”  Read a summary of resolutions passed at the meeting.

Council members also saw plans for a new cathedral in Port au Prince, Haiti and heard presentations on the project from Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori, Diocese of Haiti Bishop;Jean Zaché Duracin, and Director of Development Elizabeth Lowell. In response, they passed a resolution reaffirming their commitment to fundraising for the project and urging Episcopalians to do the same.

To learn more about the meeting, read Deputy Susan Snook’s blog post or Episcopal News Service’s coverage, and read President Jennings’ opening remarks in English or in Spanish.