The Report to the 79th General Convention, commonly referred to as The Blue Book, will be available online at the Episcopal Church General Convention website here.
Reports will be added to the General Convention website beginning in February as they are translated into Spanish and prepared for publication, the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, General Convention Executive Officer, said. He noted that General Convention 2018 marks the second time the Blue Book is available online at no cost.
The Blue Book contains reports of the committees, task forces and boards of the General Convention. The information will be available in English and in Spanish.
The first reports are expected to be posted in February.
For questions about The Blue Book, contact the General Convention Office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is held every three years to consider the legislative business of the church. General Convention is the bicameral governing body of the Church, comprised of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay deputies elected from the 109 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, at more than 800 members. Between Conventions, the General Convention continues to work through its committees and commissions. The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church carries out the programs and policies adopted by General Convention.