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Posts from retired blogs, including Bishop Mark Beckwith's blog "Signs of God's Grace," Canon Greg Jacobs' blog "Out of the Ordinary," and blogs by General Convention deputies in 2012 and 2015.

Deputies Joseph Harmon (left) and Bert Jones (right)
Posted by Joseph Harmon on July 3, 2015

It has been amazing to be at General Convention while so much has happened in our society and within our church that so very many of us have been working toward and praying for.

The four clerical deputies from Newark pose with the “Vote by Orders” record
Posted by Cynthia Black on July 2, 2015

It is customary for the President of the House of Deputies to ask for two things whenever a momentous vote is about to occur in the House: prayer a

Inside the Mormon Tabernacle. DIANA WILCOX PHOTO
Posted by Diana Wilcox on July 2, 2015

Last night, as our emotions ran high from the joy of the actions on marriage equality in our church and the structure decisions, we were treated to a wonderful event hosted by the Diocese of Utah. It took place in the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Temple Square, a beautiful facility dedicated in 1875, and is the home of the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir (who, to our disappointment, is actually in our backyard – NYC – right now).

Diocesan dinner at General Convention
Posted by Diana Wilcox on July 1, 2015

Last night, our tired, but dedicated deputation, youth representatives, and a host of others from the diocese, gathered together at a local restaurant to enjoy time to together, hosted by our Bishop.

Joint session on mission sparks conversation
Posted by Diana Wilcox on June 30, 2015

One of the more interesting things happening at this General Convention has nothing to do with legislation.

Diocese of Newark heard loud and clear today
Posted by Diana Wilcox on June 30, 2015

During the packed legislative session of the House of Deputies, this afternoon the deputation from our diocese was heard loud and clear.

Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry and Bishop Mark Beckwith
Posted by Mark Beckwith on June 30, 2015

Early Sunday morning in Salt Lake City, the Episcopal Church joined God in the neighborhood. We claimed common ground against gun violence. We also identified the unholy trinity of poverty, racism and gun violence. And then 1200 of us marched to a nearby park.

Copyright the Episcopal Diocese of Newark
Posted by Diana Wilcox on June 28, 2015

It is difficult to describe the emotions of this morning, on top of all that has transpired in this joyous week.

With Michael Curry, our next Presiding Bishop.
Posted by Mark Beckwith on June 27, 2015

Michael Curry, Bishop of North Carolina, was overwhelmingly elected as the next Presiding Bishop on the first ballot by the House of Bishops today. It was a great moment, filled with hope and solidarity, which was immediately affirmed by the House of Deputies.

St. Mark's Cathedral in downtown Salt Lake City
Posted by Nina Nicholson on June 27, 2015

Today is the day our next presiding bishop is elected. At our morning media briefing, Episcopal Church Public Affairs Officer Neva Rae Fox told us, “This is not a day you want to go to the beach. This is a day you want to stay close.”