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Issue 8, August 7

Issue 9, August 8 (Final)

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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Committee expedites 97 late-breaking resolutions
Knopf editor on the case


8/6/2003

The Rev. Jane Garrett, left, and her assistant, Carol LaPlante
  

 
It may seem that this Convention is about one bishop’s confirmation and one liturgical change, but in fact the work of both deputies and bishops encompasses an array of resolutions: from direct ordination of priests to pest management at church headquarters, from a member’s 101st birthday to the triennial budget for ECUSA.

And, with few interruptions, the committee and legislative process that began last Tuesday will grind on up to the Sine Die on Friday afternoon. By then some action will have been taken on all 315 resolutions submitted, certified, and sent to committee.

And legislative processing system leaders Jane Garrett and Carol LaPlante will once again take quiet pride in a job well done.
Their work began last week, as 97 late-breaking resolutions showed up in their office for certification. As of the deadline, 5 p.m. July 31, there were 17 from bishops, 16 from various dioceses, and 64 from deputies.

Each document required thorough reading for form and style by Garrett, a senior editor at Alfred P. Knopf, and her assistant, LaPlante, a longtime diocesan staffer. Both are from Western Massachusetts.

“It’s a lengthy process that requires scrutiny from numerous perspectives,” Garrett said. She and her staff don’t question content, only form. That includes several rounds of proofreading, to catch errors before they reach a legislative floor. “We wanted to leave them in decent shape so a lot of time wasn’t wasted on the floor – in the House of Deputies especially.”

Submitters must either sign off in advance or promise to return for final reading before their resolutions will be certified.

After that, resolutions go to an archivist, who checks content against previous Convention resolutions, to avoid duplication of effort.
This week, their certification work complete, Garrett and LaPlante have tackled the necessary task of tracking those resolutions through the complex system from committee to Deputies and Bishops.

“If we see something that seems to have been hung up in committee for some time, we check to see if it got lost, why it isn’t emerging, Garrett said.

LaPlante adds: “If there’s any kind of change, even for language, it has to go back through the process. Sometimes, in that little moment, things can easily fall through a crack.”

They publish a daily record of progress, tacked on the committee bulletin board near their office. Here’s a simplified summary of the notation system they use:

A – Adopt; A/a – Adopt with Amendment; A/s Adopt substitute; C – Concur; C/a – Concur with Amendment; C/s – Concur but substitute; D/ac – Discharge, already acted on at this convention; D/aoc – Discharge, already acted on at a prior convention; D/o – Discharge, other reasons; D/rr – Discharge and Re-refer to a different committee; NC – Not concur; R – Reject.


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