The Rev. Joe Bowden is pictured above addressing the 2012 General Convention, which met in Indianapolis.

The Diocese of Georgia submitted one resolution on adding Deaconess Anna E.B. Alexander to Holy Women, Holy Men, which the diocesan convention passed unanimously in 2011 and again in 2014.

Reports & Proposed Legislation
The reports to the Convention which are important include the Report of the Task Force on the Study of Marriage and the Report of the Task Force for Reimagining the Church. Reports to General Convention are assembled in what is called the Blue Book. Reports filed to date may be viewed here: Blue Book Reports

The work of the Convention will also include the passage of a church-wide budget for 2015-2018 as well as the House of Bishops’ election of a new Presiding Bishop. The Report from the Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music calls the convention to authorize “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Marriage,” “The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage 2,” and “The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony” from “Liturgical Resources I: I Will Bless You and You Will Be a Blessing, Revised and Expanded 2015,” beginning the First Sunday of Advent 2015, under the direction of the bishop exercising ecclesiastical authority.

Contact your Bishop and Deputies
Any member of an Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Georgia may be in contact with their deputies about any legislation by emailing deputies[at]georgiaepiscopal[dot]org (replacing the text in brackets with the appropriate symbols. That email address forwards automatically to Bishop Benhase, the four clergy and lay deputies, and the first alternates in each order.