Category: General Convention


Blue’s Clues: Sexual Misconduct Policies

This task force updated the 2004 policies on prevention of sexual misconduct, so the report here contains Updated Model Policies for children and for vulnerable adults. They have resolutions to create training materials. It’s important stuff.

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Blue’s Clues: Provinces

Provinces were conceived to allow regional collaboration in a horse & buggy age. But that age has passed. In a jet & network age, do we need provinces? Are we using them effectively? Here are my thoughts, along with a bit of Star Trek, Princess Bride, and more.

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Blue’s Clues: Dual Call Couples

This task force studied “issues of deployment, equality and justice for dual call couples” and concluded there were “no substantial differences” between clergy couples and others. So it’s good we know that now, and we can move on to the next thing.

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Blue’s Clues: The Episcopal Church in Cuba

The task force proposes a resolution which “welcomes with joy the request of the sisters and brothers of the Episcopal Church in Cuba to reunite with the Episcopal Church.” My hope is that this resolution is passed and that our churches reunite for the glory of God and so that we may together proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Blue’s Clues: General Seminary, etc.

We look at the report studying the relationship between the General Seminary (GTS) in New York City and the General Convention. GTS is the only “official” seminary now, meaning that some of its trustees are elected by the General Convention.

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Blue’s Clues: Councils of Advice

Today we look at two reports without resolutions, from the Advisory Committee Acting as Council of Advice to the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies Council of Advice. This is a quick post and two very brief reports!

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Blue’s Clues: Executive Council

Executive Council outdid themselves this time around. Blue has 125 (!) pages of material to wade through looking for clues. You’ll find comments on 19 (!) resolutions spanning a range of topics. The legislative fun never ends.