The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church was held in Austin, Texas from July 5-13. The General Convention, which meets every three years, is the governing authority of the Episcopal Church.
Over the course of the meeting, deputies and bishops met and acted on a resolutions addressing immigration, prayer book revision, Israel-Palestine and the readmission of the Episcopal Church of Cuba as a diocese. Read a wrap up of General Convention from Episcopal News Service.
Convention gatherings included public witness events for victims of gun violence and outside an immigrant detention center, worship services, and a revival service lead by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. See more coverage below from Episcopal News Service (ENS) and the House of Deputies News:
Resolutions Moves Church Forward on Issues of Race and Gender, with quotes from deputies Kate Spelman and Jenny Replogle