General Convention Recap

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Lasted Updated on July 12, 2018


It’s been a busy week at General Convention for our deputies, Bishop and staff. Issues on migration, racial reconciliation, gender equity, prayer book revision and more kept everyone busy in prayer and discernment.


Check out a recap video with the Bishop. You can also see our other videos of:
  • Kirk Muller and Canon Shawn Wamsley provide a final video update thanking those that helped out with General Convention and offer their reflections on it.
  • The Rev. Kathryn Andonian talks about how conversations at Generation Convention are helping “self-define who we are as Episcopalians.”
  • The Bishop is interviewed on the Priest Pulse podcast and talks about getting back to basics: “It’s pretty simple, we don’t need manuals.”
  • The Very Rev. Koshy Mathews (one of our deputies) of St. Peter’s Church in Phoenixville gives his thoughts on General Convention and bringing Cuba into the family.
  • The Bishop, along with other bishops that oppose gun violence, speaks about the opportunity for the church to “use our moral and cultural voice to address this epidemic.”
  • Deputy Liz Wendt talks about convention delegates looking at how the #metoo movement affects the Episcopal Church.
  • The Rev. Canon Kirk Berlenbach talks racial reconciliation and keeping Austin weird.
  • The Rev. Jo Ann Jones talks about revision of the 1979 prayer book and how we might better translate it into other languages.
  • On the Priest Pulse podcast, The Rev. Canon Shawn Wamsley gives his impressions of General Convention and the challenge that the Episcopal Church faces, “is how we continue to move into and live into our identity as evangelists. The Episcopal Church is at a space where I think they’re the best kept secret in the Christian world.”
  • On the road to the Hutto Detention Center in Texas, The Rev. Hillary Raining joins fellow Episcopalians protesting the separation of families at the border.
Check out our Instagram page for photos on action inside and outside the Convention.


You can follow all the action on Twitter (hashtag #GC79) and from The Episcopal Church’s livestream of events.