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.
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Language Necessary to Move Forward?

There's thunder in the air this morning as we prepare for worship. There's also a major change in our agenda.

At the beginning of last night's specially called session at 7:30 pm, George Werner announced that there would be, immediately following Eucharist this morning, a special joint session of the Houses in order to discuss language necessary to move forward. Very interesting. And the extreme progressives seem a bit anxious about this development.

The 'middle way' mush definitely knows they are in trouble, having not been able to pass simple resolutions as they were recommended from the committee.

Then, last night, Frank Wade painstakingly introduced A0159, noting that it had been amended several times. Amendment means that it must return to the HOB for concurrence, and not only are we running out of time, but everyone is testy. Then, just as soon as the floor was opened up, one of the progressives rose to make an amendment. Are they listening? This has been like trying to ride a bicycle which has been oiled with molasses.


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