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Provincial Court of Review Nominations Now Open: March 15 Deadline

At its meeting earlier this month, Executive Council adopted Resolution G0005, which accepts the recommendations of a working group convened to establish a way to populate a new Court of Review established by General Convention in Resolution A110. The Court of Review replaces separate provincial courts of review and is for cases involving priests and…
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Caminando juntos de Jericó a Jerusalén: discurso de apertura del Consejo Ejecutivo de la Presidente de la Cámara de los Diputados

La reverenda Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de los Diputados de La Iglesia Episcopal, hizo estas observaciones en la sesión de apertura del Consejo Ejecutivo el 21 de febrero: Buenos días. Me alegra estar aquí con todos ustedes en la ciudad de Oklahoma, y ​​le agradezco al Obispo Ed, su hospitalidad. Espero pasar…
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Walking Together from Jericho to Jerusalem: Executive Council Opening Remarks

President Jennings gave these remarks to the opening session of Executive Council on February 21: Good morning. I’m glad to be here with all of you in Oklahoma City, and grateful to you, Bishop Ed, for your hospitality. I look forward to our time together. I don’t know about you, but for me, 2019 has…
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Leadership, the Canons, and the Incarnation: 2018 Christmas Message

As I prepare for Christmas and open myself to greet anew the mystery of the Incarnation, I’ve been reflecting on how I encountered Jesus at General Convention in dancing with the canons, in listening to testimony, in numerous quick cups of coffee and conversation, in myriad early morning meetings before early morning committee sessions, in…
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Statute of Limitations Suspension Begins January 1: A Letter from the Presiding Bishop and President Jennings, in English y español

Statute of Limitations Suspension for Clergy Sexual Misconduct Begins January 1, 2019 Advent 2018 Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church: Nearly a year ago, we issued a call for the church to examine its history and come to a fuller understanding of how we have handled or mishandled cases of sexual harassment, exploitation…
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Response to Bishop Love’s Letter/Respuesta a la carta del Obispo Love

For more than 40 years, the Episcopal Church has prayed, studied and discerned and, in doing so, we have seen the evidence of God’s blessing in the lives of LGBT people. The Episcopal Church’s General Convention, our highest temporal authority, first acknowledged that God calls LGBT people to any ordained ministry in 2009. In 2012,…
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Challenging Ourselves to Change: Executive Council Opening Remarks

President Jennings made these remarks to the opening session of Executive Council on October 15: Good morning, and welcome to beautiful Chaska, Minnesota. I’m delighted to be starting a new triennium with all of you, especially those of you who are attending your first Executive Council meeting. Thank you for your willingness to serve the…
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Manna for the Journey: President Jennings’s Speech to EAM

President Jennings gave this speech at the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries (EAM) National Consultation in Honolulu, Hawaii, on September 30, 2018: Good evening! Thank you so much, Fred and Bayani, for inviting me to join you for this wonderful Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries Consultation.  And thanks to all of you who have included me in your conference…
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Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation Legislation

In February 2018, House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings appointed a Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation to draft legislation for the 79th General Convention. The 47-member committee submitted 24 resolutions and one memorial and endorsed two resolutions submitted by others. Its activities resulted in the following legislation being enacted.  Theology and Language…
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Nominations for Interim Bodies of General Convention Due August 20

Episcopalians from across the church are invited to apply for membership on the commissions, committees, task forces, and other interim bodies created by General Convention. The application, which is open until August 20, is available online. Applicants will be asked to indicate their interest in up to three groups created by General Convention, which include:…
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