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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…
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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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Whether you’re looking for inspiration, souvenirs or a massage, you’ll find it in the Exhibit Hall. Some 225 exhibitors are promoting various causes and missions, selling everything from chalices to tote bags, and offering freebies from magnets to lollipops to Internet hookups.

Being an exhibitor is a great way to greet people and to get a feel for what’s happening in Convention’s meetings, said Mary Wilson of the Diocese of Southwest Florida, coordinator of the Leadership Program for Musicians. “There’s just an excitement to being part of such a wonderful gathering.”

Michael Podesta of Rocky Mount, N.C., has sold his calligraphy at conventions since 1973. “The people are very enthusiastic, and they’ve always shown me the warmest welcome,” he said. “I’d almost come for the compliments.”

“Many of my texts are from the prayer book, and so it’s a natural connection here,” he noted. Unlike at some secular shows, he said, at Convention “people are very knowledgeable about the liturgical aspect of the symbolism I employ.”

Many exhibits serve a dual purpose. They sell handicrafts or books, but they also seek to educate visitors about particular ministries those sales support.

The exhibit for Cuttington University College in Liberia, founded by the Episcopal Church in 1889, seeks to educate people about the college and secure scholarship funds for students in a country where civil war has made tuition ($510 per semester) hard to come by and attending school challenging. President Henrique Tokpa is trying to keep tabs on the college’s welfare while attending Convention.

Cuttington’s exhibit sells handicrafts from a Liberian village, one of several student service-learning projects halted by the war, Tokpa said. Most of the villagers are in refugee camps, he said. But he looks toward restarting the programs. “We have to be involved in the community rebuilding,” he said.

For the thirsty and sleepy, Episcopal Relief and Development offers free samples of Bishops Blend coffee, which churches can buy. The coffee is free-trade, meaning its growers receive a fair wage; shade-grown, making it environmentally responsible; and provides 15 percent of sales to support ERD’s programs, said Canon Joyce Hogg, ERD director of networks and special projects.
For those desiring a convention-specific souvenir, the Episcopal Book/Resource Center offers mugs, frisbees, travel mugs and notebooks with the theme “Engage God’s Mission.”

Finally, those sore of foot and stiff of neck can enjoy a free massage at the National Episcopal Health Ministries booth. It’s a service, exhibitors said, that becomes increasingly popular as Convention progresses.


Full General Convention 2003 Schedule

Convention Daily is published online each morning.  The published, hard copy edition is distributed each morning to the Hyatt, Marriott, Westin and Holiday Inn hotels.  Notices for the daily Calendar must be delivered to the volunteer receptionist at Convention Daily office, by 2pm of the day preceding publication.