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Issue 1, July 30

Issue 2, July 31

Issue 3, August 1

Issue 4, August 2

Issue 5, August 4

Issue 6, August 5

Issue 7, August 6

Issue 8, August 7

Issue 9, August 8 (Final)

Church sees future with 20/20 vision
A whole world in our hands
Griswold gladdened by Convention’s prayer, ‘mission energy’
How are you implementing the 20/20 vision for the church’s future?
Deputies concur: Same-sex rites in use, but common liturgies must wait
Budget decisions favor youth, cultural services
Committee elected to nominate candidates for next Presiding Bishop
For the living of these days
For the facing of this hour
Wrap-up of legislation
Media and mission
U.N.’s Jeffrey Sachs calls Church to moral challenge of reconciliation
World Mission statement calls for new focus on evangelism, service
Anglican Observer takes Convention as opportunity to connect with U.S. Episcopalians
Well, yes, we made it after all!
Churchwide action on same-gender blessings must wait, bishops say
Three cheers for volunteers
Consent decision sparks widespread reaction
In unity, diversity, ecumenical visitors share insights
What are you and your congregation doing to improve the environment?
Earth to Convention…protect our food
Those who opposed Robinson’s consent determined to go forward
Saints of God photo
Deputies elect Anderson VP; Werner re-elected president
Venezuela joins ECUSA
Venezuela nueva diócesis de ECUSA
Robinson ratified; Bishops vote 62-43
Interfaith voices strong in support, but church members fear divisions
Native American singers and drummers photo
Title III debate moves forward, sans dramatic changes
What can individuals do to further world peace?
Transfiguration: bomb tests spark lessons in peace
Nazi treatment of gays recalled
Signs and Wonders
Committee expedites 97 late-breaking resolutions
Accusations put Robinson consent on hold
Hiroshima and Healing
Bishop recalls Hiroshima blast: ‘I felt like the room…was dyed purple’
Unawareness is root of all racism, PB tells forum
Youth, young adults lead budget priorities
How should the church invest in youth?
Young adult voices replace rhetoric, command respect
Title III revision favors standing committees’ referral of candidates
Cultural competence essential for seminarians, advocates say
Culturally diverse rites vital to 20/20, bishops affirm
Saints come marching in
Gold: the color of our church
Deputies OK Robinson election
I will raise them up!
'One people reconciled'
Why must the church continue to confront racism?
Once deacons themselves?
Puerto Rico diocese joins ECUSA
Puerto Rico miembro pleno de ECUSA
Francis and Solheim honored
Bishops reject direct ordination to priesthood
Bishops to mull local option for same-sex rites
What is your opinion of capital punishment?
Robinson hearing sets stage for Deputies
Gap widens to chasm says Cape Town archbishop
Sunday Eucharist set for 10 a.m.; Nigerian Archbishop to preach
Witnesses debate blessings’ potential for mission
Ryan reiterates why he could not throw the switch
To the Pointillism
My Lord! What a morning of prayer
Miscellaneous Photo
Chapel's stations update Way of Cross
Art is muse for meditation
What is your prayer for Convention?
For all the saints: Bishops recommend names to calendar
20/20 energy surges through Convention
We're one big, happy Abrahamic family
Christian hope grew in Ground Zero's grief
Being a peace church in the world of war
Church's mission starts with inclusion
No more conversation on women’s ordination, committee decides
Briefly Noted…
Shop now in marketplace of faith
Miscellaneous Photos
Ethnic communities launch new caucus
Sexuality issues spark ‘teachable moments’across Convention
Dioceses encouraged to take up mission of reconciliation
This Family Robinson: New granddaughter delights bishop-elect
How does reconciliation occur in your diocese?
‘We need the gift of one another…,’ PB tells Convention
Nightly ‘General Convention News’ broadcast makes debut
Church’s youngest members find Convention home
Baptismal covenant forms foundation for Title III revisions
Comunidades étnicas se organizan para la Convención General
Catch cues from Cape Town
Middle East, 9/11, Bridging Cultures, 20/20... Can We Talk?
How is the General Convention reflecting the diversity of the Church?
Consent votes for bishops-elect
Visitors, guests emphasize our global connections
Experienced news teams working this convention
Enjoy Minneapolis – but not too much!
Young people add their voices to mix at convention
Budget seeks to reconcile abundance of faith in time of scarcity
Worship to embrace diversity of languages, cultures, music
Morning aims to help participants ground decisions in prayer
Peace group to mark Hiroshima anniversary, host workshops
The Witness magazine to honor peace and justice advocates
American Anglican Council offers ‘Place to Stand’ for traditional views
Collaborative of ministry groups share in ‘Claiming the Blessing’
Video showcases women’s ministries
Be sure to find “The Great Minnesota Welcome”
Committee members ponder issues of faith and genetics, food safety

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Middle East, 9/11, Bridging Cultures, 20/20... Can We Talk?









We need to talk: Episcopal-Muslim relations, war and peace, and even evangelism have new meaning since the General Convention last met in Denver in pre-9/11 2000. To address these realities, all are invited to five simultaneous "Conversations," set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency, where open discussion will follow panel presentations in each two-hour session.

Addressing the topic "Christian Hope in a Post-Sept. 11 America" will be Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest theology professor and author Flora Keshgegian; Lyndon Harris of St. John the Divine in New York; Isaac Everett, who was music director at St. Paul's Chapel at Ground Zero; author and Duke Divinity School professor of spirituality and Black Church studies Michael Battle, and Lucrecia Littlejohn, Canon Pastor at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston.

Considering ways in which Christians, Jews, and Muslims can work creatively for reconciliation will be author and Duke Divinity School theology professor Ellen Davis; Leonard Schoolman, a rabbi who directs the Center for Religious Inquiry at St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City; Fatima Shama, a staff member of Muslims Against Terrorism; Lucinda Mosher, chair of Episcopal-Muslim Relations Committee for the Diocese of New York and theology professor, and artist Jessica Stammen, who was artist-in-residence at St. Paul's Chapel at Ground Zero.

Exploring war and peace in today's world will be George Packard, Bishop Suffragan for Chaplancies at the Episcopal Church enter; Stephen Holton, rector of St. Paul's-on-the-Hill in Ossining, N.Y.; US Air Force Reserves chaplain Kristina Coppinger; Deborah Stokes, a social work administrator in the Ohio Department of Health, and Daniel Appleyard, rector of Christ Church, Dearborn, Mich. The topic, "Who Owns 20/20?" will be discussed by Winnie Varghese, a Columbia University chaplain; Kwasi A. Thornell, Canon Vicar at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati; Kevin Martin, a former congregational development officer for the Texas Diocese; Sarah Lawton, chair of the 20/20 strategy group and active lay member of the California Diocese, and All Saints Church, Oxnard, Calif., rector Anthony Guillén.

Delving into the General Convention theme "Receive, Repent, Reconcile, and Restore" will be a panel featuring Delbert C. Glover, retired businessman and former develpment officer of the General Theological Seminary; Caroline A. Westerhoff, Canon for Ministry in the Atlanta Diocese, and lay preacher, leader, and author; communities and congregational development missioner in Los Angeles, and Jaime Case, director of the Center of Hispanic Ministries at the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas.

In addition to the five topics, members of the audience also can learn more about Jubilee Justice in the church. Those who would love to attend more than one Conversation may watch videotaped versions of all the sessions during Convention.

"The whole event is meant to be a time of reflection and a nice ice-breaker before the legislative sessions get underway," says Cynthia Shattuck, Conversations coordinator.

After the success of a similar effort in 2000, The Rev. Rosemari Sullivan, secretary of the General Convention, invited Shattuck, former director of Cowley Publications, to undertake a reprise. Shattuck says she spent a year developing the five questions and networking with speakers for this program. "The questions are important not only to Episcopalians but to the whole world," she said. "They've become more pressing in the last year."


Full General Convention 2003 Schedule

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