Much of the work of The General Convention of the Episcopal Church is currently taking place in committees. In the committee rooms, committees made up of appointed bishops, priests, deacons, and lay persons hold hearings to get input from all here and then work to perfect the resolutions before them before bringing those resolutions to the convention floor.
Pictured here is Bishop Miguel Tamayo Zaldívar who is the interim bishop of Cuba speaking about the effect the U.S. embargo has had on the congregations in that diocese. The National and International Concerns Committee also heard testimony from Bishop George Packard, who overseas our military, prison and other chaplaincies, on torture and just war. In all that committee heard testimony on seven resolutions last night.
Meanwhile, other committees were considering things like establishing closer Episcopal connections to Presbyterians and the Church of Sweden as well as the hot button issue of Marriage Equality.
Comittees worked into the night last night and begin again this morning at 7 a.m., then a legislative session begins at 8.
C1 Deputy, Diocese of Georgia
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