General Convention 2022: Reports and articles

Bishop John Harvey Taylor, front center, poses with most of the Diocese of Los Angeles team at General Convention in 2022. From left: the Rev. Canon Pat McCaughan, correspondent for Episcopal News Service and The Episcopal News; the Very Rev. Keith Yamamoto, volunteer coordinator for Public Safety; the Rev. Canon Kelli Grace Kurtz, deputy; the Rev. Pat Hendrickson, volunteer coordinator; Canon Andy Tomat, deputy; the Rev. Fennie Chang, deputy; Dan Valdez, deputy; the Rev. Antonio Gallardo, deputy; Ivan Gutierrez, deputy; the Rev. Kate Lewis, volunteer coordinator; and Rachel Nyback. Not pictured are Canon Jim White, deputy, who was out sick on the last day with a cold; the Rev. Lester Mackenzie, chaplain to the House of Bishops; and Merril Whatley of St. Cross Church, Hermosa Beach, who assisted with tech.

The Episcopal News issued a report for each day of General Convention. Links to the reports are below:

GC80 Report – July 8

GC80 Report – July 9

GC80 Report – July 10

GC80 Report – July 11

GC80 Report – July 12 (final)

The Bishop’s Blog, which includes Bishop John Harvey Taylor’s posts on General Convention, is here.

General Convention articles

The following articles from such outlets as Episcopal News Service (ENS), the public affairs office of The Episcopal Church (TEC), The Living Church and the House of Deputies News as well as The Episcopal News, deal with various aspects of General Convention, meeting July 8 – 11 in Baltimore, Maryland.

July 11 – 12

80th General Convention wrap-up: shortened, masked, tested, legislated [ENS – July 12, 2022]

Julia Ayala Harris implores Episcopalians to continue charting a new course [ENS – July 11, 2022]

Bishops close convention with climate emergency statement ahead of Lambeth [ENS – July 11, 2022]

House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Jennings bids farewell after 10 years of service [ENS – July 11, 2022]

General Convention approves North Texas, Texas reunion as one of its final actions in Baltimore [ENS – July 11, 2022]

Videos: Highlights and media clips from the 80th General Convention

Videos: Sermons and “The #GC80 Show” from General Convention

A Farewell Interview with Gay Clark Jennings [House of Deputies News – July 11, 2022

Deputies concur with bishops on creating new director of LBGTQI and Women’s Ministries position [ENS – July 11, 2022]

General Convention affirms series of environment, creation care measures [ENS – July 11, 2022]

General Convention finalizes new full communion agreements [ENS – July 12, 2022]

July 11 dispatches from 80th General Convention in Baltimore [ENS – July 11, 2022]

July 10

House of Deputies elects Rachel Taber-Hamilton vice president ENS – July 10, 2022]

July 10 dispatches from 80th General Convention in Baltimore [ENS – July 10, 2022]

$100.5 million budget proposal for 2023-24 presented to General Convention; process reforms advance [ENS – July 10, 2022]

House of Deputies celebrates Gay Clark Jennings for 10 years’ service as president [ENS – July 10, 2022]

Bishops pass measure broadening definition of Book of Common Prayer [ENS – July 10, 2022]

General Convention takes steps toward adding Bishop Barbara Harris to calendar of church saints [ENS – July 10, 2022]

House of Bishops sends resolution to create new director of LBGTQI and Women’s Ministries position back to House of Deputies [ENS – July 10, 2022]

State of the Church resolutions seek tools to navigate adaptive change in church’s future [ENS – July 10, 2022]

House of Deputies Approves Consolidating Budget Making in One Committee (House of Deputies News – July 10, 2022]

Commentary: We’re Grateful, Gay (House of Deputies News – July 10, 2022]

Video: Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s comments to House of Bishops on July 9 [TEC – July 10, 2022]

General Convention COVID cases tick up but ‘not explosively’ [ENS – July 10, 2022]

Maryland bishop challenges church to ‘tear down walls’ across the church, communities [ENS – July 10, 2022]

House of Deputies gives first approval of Texas, North Texas merger [ENS – July 10, 2022]

House of Deputies live blog for July 10 [House of Deputies News]

July 9

States’ anti-abortion laws fuel impassioned debate by deputies over future General Convention sites [ENS – July 9, 2022]

General Convention elects Episcopalians to committees, other positions [ENS – July 9, 2022]

Video: House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings preaches during General Convention worship July 9 [ENS]

House of Deputies live blog for July 9 [House of Deputies News – July 9, 2022]]

July 9 dispatches from 80th General Convention in Baltimore [ENS – July 9, 2022]

Self-proclaimed ‘church geek’ Julia Ayala Harris elected House of Deputies president [ENS – July 9, 2022]

Youngest PHoD Julia Ayala Harris Is Eager to Lead [The Living Church – July 9, 2022]

Bishops call for end to Ukraine conflict, approve racial equity resolutions [ENS – July 9, 2022]

July 8

July 8 dispatches from 80th General Convention in Baltimore [ENS]

Deputies engage in ‘holy listening,’ begin process toward healing by passing racial equity resolutions [ENS – July 8, 2022]

Hundreds of Episcopalians march, calling for an end to gun violence [ENS – July 8, 2022]

At least we don’t have yellow fever: why the 80th General Convention is so special [House of Deputies News – July 8, 2022]

House of Deputies honors victims, recognizes survivors of the shooting at St. Stephen’s, Vestavia Hills, Alabama [Episcopal News Service – July 8, 2022]

Presiding bishop invites Episcopalians to look to their roots during #GC80 opening Eucharist [ENS – July 8, 2022]

Before General Convention

Presiding officers prepare to open pandemic-shortened 80th General Convention in Baltimore (ENS – July 7, 2022)

80th General Convention volunteers welcome bishops, deputies to Baltimore (ENS – July 7, 2022)

Different kind of convention still means doing important business, leaders say (House of Deputies News – July 7, 2022)

Full agenda awaits bishops, deputies as Baltimore hosts four-day 80th General Convention (ENS – July 6, 2022)

Gay Jennings to retire after a decade of leadership (The Living Church – July 6, 2022)

Revisiting Revision: A059 and the Future of Common Prayer [House of Deputies News – July 5, 2022]

Toward GC80: Watch Episcopal Church 80th General Convention on Media Hub (TEC – July 1, 2022)

Proposed $100 million budget backs new racial reconciliation initiatives; post-pandemic uncertainty looms (ENS – July 1, 2022)

The strange journey of C028 [House of Deputies News – June 30, 2022]

Committees advance resolutions on world mission efforts, including new guiding principles (ENS – June 30, 2022)

Committees reject open Communion, endorse revisions addressing antisemitic and racist language (ENS – June 28, 2022)

Church Pension Group releases its report to General Convention (CPG – June 28, 2022)

Racial Justice committees hear testimony in support of reparations, ethnic ministries; move resolutions to House of Deputies’ consent calendar (ENS – June 28, 2022)

Western, Eastern Michigan deputies ask convention to order review of how bishops are disciplined (ENS – June 24, 2022)

Committees tackle range of US policies, from transgender rights to guns and political violence (ENS – June 23, 2022)

Between General Conventions, church makes some progress on sexism, harassment, pay equity (ENS, June 22, 2022)

Committees vote to condemn Russia’s war in Ukraine, defer action on Israel ‘apartheid’ resolutions (ENS, June 21, 2022)

Committees’ actions send full-communion agreements, other ecumenical matters to General Convention, defer another until 2024 (ENS, June 21, 2022)

North Texas approves merger with Diocese of Texas, sending plan to General Convention (ENS, June 21, 2022)

Environmental committees move resolutions to House of Bishops’ consent calendar (ENS, June 15, 2022)

As dioceses pursue reparations, General Convention poised for churchwide racial justice discussion (ENS, June 9, 2022)

More than one-fourth of deputies have resigned amid pandemic concerns (House of Deputies News – June 9, 2022)

State of the Church resolutions could change membership categories, parochial report requirements (Church Pension Group – June 8, 2022)

After whirlwind process, convention design group’s plans secure approval (House of Deputies News, June 7, 2022)

Shift to shorter, smaller General Convention could cost Episcopal Church estimated $1.1 million (ENS, June 7, 2022)

House of Deputies candidates for president, vice president participate in online forum (ENS, June 6, 2022)

Theologians’ statement on open Communion reignites debate among Episcopalians ahead of General Convention (ENS, June 3, 2022).

80th General Convention is scaled down, but deputies look forward to meeting in Baltimore July 8 – 11 (The Episcopal News, June 1, 2022)

5 candidates for president, vice president to participate in upcoming House of Deputies forums (ENS, June 1, 2022)

Presiding officers call for June 6 resolution deadline as General Convention plan takes shape (ENS, June 1, 2022)

GC80 plans fewer resolutions, limited debate (The Living Church, May 25, 2022)

Deputies worry flexibility and fellowship may be lost at shortened convention (ENS, May 23, 2022)

House of Deputies prepares to elect new president, vice president as candidates declare (ENS, May 20, 2022)

General Convention budget committee debates funding for proposed anti-racism coalition (ENS, May 19, 2022)

Design group recommends shortening General Convention to 4 days, July 8-11, and limiting attendance (ENS, May 17, 2022)

World Mission committees hear call to acknowledge and grieve colonialism (ENS, May 18, 2022)

Episcopal leaders step up advocacy of Indigenous issues, including at United Nations forum (ENS, May 17, 2022)

Committees hear testimony on extending Beloved Community, healing intergenerational trauma and use of ‘people of color’ (ENS, May 12, 2022)

80th General Convention to proceed in person, but shorter and smaller, presiding officers say (ENS, May 11, 2022)

Presiding Bishop’s statement to Executive Council regarding 80th General Convention (TEC, May 11, 2022)

Churches consider alternate Good Friday liturgies, Bible translations over concerns of anti-Jewish interpretations (ENS, April 12, 2022)

General Convention to consider endorsing 5-part plan to eliminate threat of nuclear war (ENS, April 7, 2022)

Episcopal Church announces members of General Convention Official Youth Presence (TEC)

Toward GC80: Episcopal Church General Convention daily preachers, presiders announced (TEC, April 6, 2022)

Middle East resolutions focus on boycotts, apartheid, antisemitism, ‘Christian Zionism’ (ENS, April 4, 2022)

Input sought on $101 million 2023-24 church budget; General Convention also to consider process changes (ENS, March 15, 2022)

General Convention committee discusses clergy pension assistance as online hearings get underway (ENS, February 18, 2022)

Deputies of Color organize for change in Episcopal Church, society ahead of General Convention (ENS, September 24, 2021)

More General Convention-related stories from ENS are here.