General Convention 2006

Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling. Then I will go to the altar of God, and I will praise you . . . Psalm 43:3-4

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church
met in Columbus, Ohio from June 11-21, 2006.
This blog offers a view of the convention and beyond from the perspective of Lydia Evans, a two-time lay deputy from the Diocese of South Carolina.
Visit the links found below for additional resources
as well as pre- and post-convention coverage.
Thank you for remembering the convention deputies and their families in your prayers. For further resources, visit my webpages.
For all posts from the month of June, click here.
For all posts from the month of July, click here.


How did Matt spend his summer? Live-blogging

If Matt Kennedy was live-blogging the World Cup, it would look like this.

Fortunately, he's in Columbus, Ohio live-blogging the General Convention. Here's his play-by-play account of this evening's hearing on the SCECAC resolutions.

As I had a dinner date with our deputation and ECW delegates, I was not planning to attend this hearing, and it is very helpful to know that D064 will be sent to my committee, Social and Urban Affairs. Because it calls "upon all states to provide same-sex couples equal access to civil marriage," it will be assigned to my subcommittee, Human Sexuality.

D064 is one of a number of resolutions dealing with the rights of same-gender couples. They believe that "the freedom or the right to marry, if a couple so chooses, is a matter of justice, basic fairness, civil rights and love."

It all begins again in the morning at 7 a.m. As John Burwell would say, 'Mercy!'


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