81st General Convention gets underway in Louisville

81st General Convention gets underway in Louisville

81st General Convention gets underway in Louisville 1200 1179 Dayton Christ Episcopal Church

[Episcopal News Service] However you pronounce Louisville, the city’s downtown soon will become a hub of Episcopal Church governance, networking, fellowship and celebration when the Diocese of Kentucky hosts the 81st General Convention from June 23 to 28.

Church staff already are in town getting the Kentucky International Convention Center ready for the triennial churchwide gathering, and legislative committee meetings and other pre-convention events get underway this week.

General Convention, as the church’s primary governing body, splits its authority between the House of Bishops and House of Deputies. Deputations from 108 dioceses, along with the Episcopal Church in Navajoland and the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, were invited to attend, though some dioceses may be absent due to travel restrictions. Registered attendees include 167 bishops, two bishop-elects, 829 deputies and 239 alternate deputies.

This meeting features Election of the Presiding Bishop, along with: House of Deputies elections, adoption of a 2025-27 churchwide budget plan and votes on hundreds of resolutions on a range of topics, from new liturgies, canonical changes and governance structures to the church’s public policy stances on migration, the environment, Middle East peace and other issues.

In other words, this General Convention is kind of a big deal!

Read more from Episcopal News Service.

Read about the work Bishop White and the Diocese of Southern Ohio’s deputies will do at convention.

Watch General Convention sessions, worship and the June 22 revival on the Media Hub.

Follow the Diocese of Southern Ohio’s Facebook page for updates from General Convention.

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