June 14, 2012
Just over two weeks from now, Episcopalians will be arriving in Indianapolis for the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. To receive regular updates during convention, please like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, sign up for our Indianapolis on-site email list, or email us your cell phone number for text message alerts.
At General Convention 2012, the Chicago Consultation will:
- Advocate for the approval of two resolutions, A049 and A050, submitted by the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music
- Join our partners at TransEpiscopal in asking the church to approve resolution D002 to ensure that our canons do not permit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression
- Work to ensure that the restructuring of The Episcopal Church's governance preserves the strong voices of clergy and laypeople that have historically led in the church in progress toward greater social justice.
As you prepare for convention, here are some Chicago Consultation materials that may be helpful:
This new booklet includes a report and two presentations from our October 2011 consultation in South Africa, convened with the Ujamaa Centre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. You can also watch an 11-minute film about this gathering.
This booklet, published in 2011, includes eight essays and study questions.
We also hope that our book Christian Holiness and Human Sexuality will be helpful to the many congregations and dioceses that may consider new conversations about this issue once General Convention has concluded. The book, published by Church Publishing Inc. in 2011, contains essays and study questions designed for parish study.
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