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Monday, July 9, 2012

Tuesday Schedule, legislative day 6, July 10th

Live webcast on the Media Hub 

(times in central daylight savings time) 

 8:30 am Eucharist. Celebrant will be Bishop Lloyd Allen of Honduras. Preacher will be the Rev. Alberto Cutie of the Diocese of Southeast Florida. The Rev. Kay Boman-Harvey (Oklahoma) will serve as deacon. Commemorated on that day will be Bartolome de las Casas, Spanish priest and missionary to the Indies.

10:15-Noon House of Deputies legislative session 
10:15-Noon House of Bishops legislative session 

11:30 am Special Media Conference with the newly elected President of the House of Deputies, webcast on the Media Hub.

1 pm – Photo Day in House of Deputies.
2:15 pm – Photo Day in House of Bishops.

1:15 pm – Joint Session of House of Bishops and House of Deputies for budget.
--5:30 pm House of Deputies legislative session 
--5:30 pm House of Bishops legislative session

 5:45 pm (approx. 30 min. after close of afternoon session) – Media Conference 


Early morning (open) hearings include: Structure, Social and Urban Affairs, Evangelism, Church Pension Fund , Privilege and Courtesy.

You can track the resolutions addressed in these hearings on the general convention site:

Additional Events 

Election of the 33rd President of the House of Deputies, Photo day in the houses.

Lament for the Doctrine of Discovery

Individuals and communities of Episcopalians are invited to add their voices to the Lament Over the Doctrine of Discovery by praying at the same time as the special event occurring at General Convention 2012 on Tuesday, July 10 at 6 pm Central.

“Dioceses, congregations and individuals-- both Native and other people -- throughout the Americas are invited to participate with simultaneous local laments held in cathedrals, churches, backyards, offices, apartments,” noted Sarah Eagle Heart, Episcopal Church Indigenous Missioner.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Bonnie Anderson, President of the House of Deputies, will offer prayers during the Lament at General Convention, to be held at the JW Marriott. The Lament will include the Red Leaf Singers, traditional Lakota singing and drum group from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, South Dakota. White Earth Tribal Chair Erma Vizenor will reflect upon the boarding school impact to Native American peoples with other church leaders sharing their perspectives on the Doctrine of Discovery.

“In an unprecedented step of significance for Christian response to the European invasion and settlement of the Americas, the Episcopal Church is the first Christian denomination to publically repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery through the actions of D033 taken at GC 2009,” explained Eagle Heart. “The Church demonstrated the courage of our convened leadership by offering the repudiation in 2009, and now in 2012 calls upon and invites all Episcopalians to join in a substantive response to the Doctrine of Discovery through participation in this lament to acknowledge, honor and respond compassionately to our grievous past of invasion and settlement.”

Resources including Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s recent Pastoral Letter on the Doctrine of Discovery, prayers, program and information for the concurrent local observances are available here:

Resolutions for the Decades of Remembrance, the New Jamestown Covenant are available at and the Charter for Lifelong Learning is available here:

For both those present for the Lament in Indianapolis, as well as those elsewhere, stay in touch and contribute responses to and reflections on the lament through:
Twitter  #episcopalDoD @indigepiscopal @iamepiscopalian
For more information contact Eagle Heart.

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