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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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In unity, diversity, ecumenical visitors share insights

To a church under a magnifying glass, interfaith guests brought views from unique angles throughout Convention.

Just ask a Chicago Lutheran ecumenist and a Pakistani expert in Islam who are among about 50 visitors to Convention here, some under the aegis of Bishop Christopher Epting, national church officer for ecumenical and interfaith relations.

Bishop Mano Rumalshah of the Church in Pakistan said sexuality issues should not eclipse interfaith concerns in a warring world.
But the Rev. Randall Lee — national ecumenical officer for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — said he was proud to walk with the Episcopal Church through contentious debates on sexuality’s role in the Church.

Rumalshah, the London-based General Secretary for the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, said the Episcopal Church must not ignore its interfaith responsibilities, especially to dispel myths about Islam.

“There was a deep and quiet expectation that, post Sept. 11, this church would take [more visible steps to address] the interfaith issue seriously,” Rumalshah said.

“One feels sad that this convention again has got [distracted] with just one issue,” he said, stating that he wished more time had been set aside to discuss Islam and its expressions worldwide.

But Rumalshah said he was encouraged by the progress made toward full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. 

 “Last Convention I was very encouraged by the adoption of the covenant of [full communion with the ELCA], and to hear this time that it has realy moved on is a really moving thing,” he said.

Lee, who worked closely on the full communion pact signed at Washington National Cathedral in 2001, said he was honored to be included in this history-making Convention.

“It has been a privilege for me to walk with all of you through these very difficult days [during Bishop Gene Robinson’s consent process], and to be in prayer with you and for you” Lee said.

Lee said the full communion agreement forged between Episcopalians and Lutherans last Convention built the groundwork for the churches strong, supportive relationship.

“The history of full communion is that we share one another’s joys and bear one another’s burdens,” Lee said. “It’s been a remarkable journey for me to be able to do both.”

The Rev. Jonathan Linman, who teaches at New York’s General Theological Seminary, said when different faith groups come together that the mysteries of religion begin to unfold.

Linman said these communions – both formal and informal — are essential for people of different faiths to celebrate both their similarities and their differences.

 “Humanism is not seeking the least common denominator,” he said. “It is coming together and sharing with one another.”


Full General Convention 2003 Schedule

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