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.


Let the Spin Begin

Pre-convention predictions from 815 in this article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

Some say the Episcopalians, who appointed their first openly gay bishop in 2003, want to ease toward the theological, ideological and social center. Meanwhile, America might be striving for that same comfort zone.

“Absolutely,” said the Rev. William Sachs, a vice president at the Episcopal Church Foundation in New York. “I think there’s an analogy between what the church is confronting and what we see in broader national politics, a move toward the middle.”

Sachs and others also believe the church and nation are veering toward the center from opposite sides of the divide, especially regarding the hottest issue: sex.

Read the rest in this post on TitusOneNine.


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