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Structure Resolution Passes Unanimously

The House of Bishops concurred with the House of Deputies on Resolution C095 on Wednesday, July 11. Resolution C095 calls for the formation of a task force to reimagine the workings of The Episcopal Church and report to the next General Convention in 2015.  The resolution passed unanimously in both houses, which the House of Deputies noted with applause.

Bishop Suffragan David Reed serves on General Convention’s Committee on Structure, which brought the resolution forward. The committee formed a subcommittee July 6 to draft the resolution to substitute for a plethora of existing ones calling for structural change in The Episcopal Church, according to the Episcopal News Service. As part of the subcommittee, Reed was directly involved in the writing of Resolution C095. 

“As a committee we were deeply aware of people wanting something different, as proposed by those who attended the committee hearing,” said Reed. “Everyone wants change. [Forming the resolution] was hard work, but the outcome is much appreciated.”

The task forth that C095 calls for is to consist of 24 members called jointly by the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies by September 30, 2012. The resolution calls for the task force to correspond with the Church frequently and present its final report and recommendations for change by November 2014. The 78th General Convention will convene in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2015.

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