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Making Safe the Road from Jericho to Jerusalem: President Jennings’s Remarks at the Deputies of Color Meeting

Good morning. I’m glad to be here with you. Thank you for inviting me to share your preparations for General Convention. I hope that I can be helpful as you learn and caucus and organize, and that I can learn from all of your as I prepare to lead the House of Deputies this summer….
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House of Deputies Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation Appointed

Forty-seven member panel to draft legislation for General Convention 2018 House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings has appointed a House of Deputies special committee that will draft legislation on sexual harassment and exploitation for this summer’s General Convention. “In January, Presiding Bishop Curry and I called the church to examine its history and end…
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Standing With Tamar: A Letter from the Presiding Bishop and President Jennings, in English y español

January 22, 2018 Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church: In recent weeks, compelling testimony from women who have been sexually harassed and assaulted by powerful men has turned our minds to a particularly difficult passage of holy scripture:  the story of the rape of King David’s daughter Tamar by her half-brother Amnon (2…
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Hard and Holy Conversations: Executive Council Opening Remarks

President Jennings delivered these remarks to the opening session of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, meeting in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, from January 22-24. Good morning. Welcome back to the Maritime Center, and welcome back to Executive Council. I’m glad to be here with you all in this home stretch of the triennium. As one deputy…
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Legislative Committee Rosters Released/Se Publican las Listas de los Comités Legislativos

Dear Deputies and Alternate Deputies: Earlier today, I posted the final rosters of legislative committees for General Convention 2018 on the House of Deputies website. Thank you to all of you who filled out last summer’s online survey about your committee preferences, and thank you to all of you who have accepted an appointment to…
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Committee Rosters: General Convention 2018

Legislative committees of deputies, along with parallel legislative committees of bishops, work before and during General Convention to review and propose legislation for the convention to consider. For General Convention 2018, President Jennings has appointed the deputy committees listed below. Read her letter about committee appointments, and review the list of legislative committee officers. 01…
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General Convention Overview Calendar Online in 2018

For General Convention 2018, the General Convention Office will keep an “overview calendar” that includes official events of both the General Convention and the Episcopal Church Women Triennial Conference as well as events being held during convention by Episcopal Church organizations. See the calendar online, and find information about listing your organization’s or deputation’s event on…
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Preliminary Budget Draft and Survey Now Available: A Letter from President Jennings

Dear Deputies, The preliminary draft of the 2019-2021 triennium budget, prepared by Executive Council’s Finance for Mission Committee (FFM), is now available online. An overview of the budget prepared by the committee is also available. After you have reviewed the overview and draft budget, I hope that you will take the online survey about the budget. This survey will provide both FFM…
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We Need All the Mission We Can Get: Executive Council Opening Remarks

President Jennings gave these remarks at the opening session of the Executive Council meeting on October 18, 2017: Good morning. Welcome back to the Maritime Center, and welcome back to Executive Council. I’m glad to be here with you all. Our work of strengthening the church to spread the gospel seems more and more critical…
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Praying to End Gun Violence: A Statement from President Jennings

This morning, my heart broke once again to learn about another mass shooting in the United States. My prayers and support are with the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada, with their deputies, and with my friend Bishop Dan Edwards. I pray especially that our mourning for the dead and wounded will motivate us…
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