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From President Jennings: Responding to the Supreme Court Decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Although we all knew that today’s Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was coming, its arrival is still a blow to people of all faiths and none who have cherished, for nearly 50 years, the hope of equal access to reproductive health care. As I said in May, when a draft…
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COVID-19 Care at the 80th General Convention

Confidential reporting mechanism for all General Convention attendees: If you test positive, please text Dr. Rodney Coldren at 724-603-0232. House of Deputies COVID Care Plan Once a positive test has been reported, Dr. Coldren or a member of the House of Deputies Medical Support Team will be in touch to ensure that deputies are aware…
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Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Clark Jennings on NYSRPA v. Bruen

The Supreme Court’s decision today striking down New York’s regulation of the concealed carry of firearms—at a time when our nation is reeling from gun violence—raises grave concerns. We fear this decision will lead to more firearms on our streets and in our communities. When we signed onto an amicus brief in this case last…
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On Second Thought: An Update about Breakfast and Lunch at General Convention

Dear Deputies and Alternate Deputies, Last week, you received word that the upcoming General Convention would include a hotel breakfast and boxed lunch program that would be required for bishops and deputies and be billed to dioceses. Since then, I have heard from many of you that the meal plan would be too expensive, involve…
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House of Deputies President and Vice President Candidate Forums in June, Profiles Now Available

Deputies and alternate deputies are invited to hear from candidates for President of the House of Deputies and Vice President of the House of Deputies during forums taking place Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. Eastern and Monday, June 13 at 2 p.m. Eastern. The Rev. Albert Cutié will moderate the forums. Submit questions for the candidates…
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Letter to The Episcopal Church from Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies: Recommendation for June 6 resolution deadline for GC80

Dear Friends in Christ: Earlier this week, the Presiding Officers’ General Convention Design Group met for a third time to continue planning a shorter, smaller, safer General Convention in Baltimore from July 8 to 11. This week, the group’s primary recommendation is that June 6 be established as the deadline for submitting resolutions to the…
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Letter to The Episcopal Church from Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies: COVID-19 safety recommendations from Presiding Officers’ General Convention Design Group

Dear Friends in Christ: Earlier this week, the Presiding Officers’ General Convention Design Group met for a second time to continue planning a shorter, smaller, safer General Convention, which will take place in Baltimore from July 8 to 11. The group has made several recommendations to us that we have accepted, and we are confident…
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House of Deputies Legislative Committee Roster

Search the current roster of House of Deputies legislative committees for the 80th General Convention: 2022 Legislative Committees

Letter to The Episcopal Church from Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies: Recommendations from May 17 meeting of Presiding Officers’ General Convention Design Group (in English y español)

May 17, 2022 Dear Friends in Christ: Last week, as COVID-19 rates continued rising across the United States, we appointed the Presiding Officers’ General Convention Design Group to plan a shorter, smaller, safer General Convention to take place in Baltimore in July. We appointed House of Deputies Parliamentarian Bryan Krislock and House of Bishops Parliamentarian…
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A Shorter, Smaller Convention: President Jennings’s Remarks to Executive Council Special Meeting

Good morning. It’s good to see all of you again. Thank you for making the time to be here, and special thanks to the members of Executive Council who took the initiative to call this important meeting. As the Presiding Bishop has said, we are committed to holding the 80th General Convention this summer, and…
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From President Jennings: The Dignity of Safe and Legal Reproductive Health Care

I was a 21-year-old college junior in 1973 when Roe v. Wade became law. Coming of age with access to safe and legal reproductive health care, including birth control and abortion, shaped my life and the lives of many women of my generation. Our ability to plan our families made it possible for us to…
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Support During General Convention: A Message from President Jennings

Dear Deputies and Alternate Deputies, News travels fast, and you may already know that I have tested positive for COVID-19. Several other members of Executive Council have tested positive as well, and so far we are all experiencing only mild symptoms. It is also possible that you’ve read that the Executive Council, at its recently…
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