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Articles
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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Dioceses encouraged to take up mission of reconciliation

7/31/2003

Los Angeles Bishop Jon Bruno came to Minneapolis looking beyond General Convention to the reconciliation that will need to follow any vote on same-gender blessings and consent to an openly gay bishop.

It’s reconciliation in the same spirit that Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold and South African Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane will affirm in tonight’s all-Convention forum set for 7-9 p.m. at St. Mark’s Cathedral with a view to bridging chasms of socioeconomic and spiritual differences.

And Bruno is thinking beyond Southern California. After two years of development, the Reconciliation Initiative that he and a core group of clergy and lay leaders forged among conservatives, progressives and moderates is ready to go on the road.
“We have 150 people trained, and we’re willing to send them to any diocese to help us get past the point of anger and frustration to dealing with one another in openness and love,” Bruno told The Daily.

 “Much like the brilliant work the Presiding Bishop did with the New Commandment Task Force, the Reconciliation Initiative brings people together to place of understanding and talking,” Bruno said of the L.A. project. “We end up not living in our fear but moving into the grace of God.

“If we live in our fear we’re destructive to one another and we are protecting our personal positions rather than looking to the nature of the gospels of Christ Jesus,” Bruno said.

The L.A. process emphasizes eight key points: pluralism; inclusion; peacemaking; justice; forgiveness; healing deep wounds; God’s sovereignty; and atonement. Work should take place at the diocesan level, Bruno adds. “The diocese is the primary organization of the church.” Problems at even one parish will affect the entire diocese, he notes.

Reconciliation is a tough undertaking, says Executive Council member Louie Crew, from the Newark diocese, who worked on Griswold’s New Commandment Task Force.

“I learned I had no right to expect others to change unless I was willing to change myself,” Crew said. “The real test of reconciliation is can you safely and honestly say the Lord’s Prayer?”

Crew said that while the Newark diocese lacks a centralized project like that in Southern California, he and other colleagues are constantly engaged in reconciliation through activities and behavior. “While we need national structures to promote it, it still happens one heart at a time.”

Bruno joins those who are praying for a unity that can embody differing opinions. Interlocking the fingers of both his big hands like someone playing “Here’s the Church,” Bruno demonstrates the power of his Reconciliation Initiative: “When people twine their lives with people they don’t agree with like this, there’s strength there…and in that creative tension of community, we cannot be rent asunder.”


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