Presiding Bishop Election Slideshow and Press Conferences

View a slideshow of photos from today relating to the election and confirmation of the Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry as the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.

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Additional photos will be added later today and this week, so feel free to check back.

“We’ve got a society where there are challenges before us, and we know that; there are crises all around us, and the Church has challenges before us. But we’ve got a God, and there really is a Jesus – and we are part of the ‘Jesus movement,’ and nothing can stop the movement of God’s love in this world – nothing!” – Presiding Bishop Elect Michael Curry

Curry then  quoted Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who, he laughed, was “probably quoting Augustine or somebody” when he said about God’s movement in the world:

“By himself, God won’t; by ourselves, we can’t, but together with God, we can – and we will!”

Watch a press conference with Bishop Curry

Watch the daily press briefing with representatives from the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops.

Bishops march against gun violence in Salt Lake City

The bishops and many others started early Sunday morning, with a 7:15 am march: “Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence.” The march was organized by Bishops United Against Gun Violence.

Watch more videos from the Episcopal News Service about the march, which was also covered on TV news in Salt Lake City.

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The convention is also voting on related resolutions, such as C005 – Decreasing Gun Violence, which is being considered by Committee 8 – Social Justice and United States Policy; Cliff Craig, a deputy from Northwest Texas, serves on that committee. The “C” in the resolution number indicates it was submitted by a diocese, in this case, the Diocese of Los Angeles.

The Diocese of Los Angeles’ Peace and Justice Ministries page has many resources related to gun policy and gun violence.