[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Barlowe, Secretary of General Convention, has announced the offerings received at the daily Eucharists during General Convention 2015, totaling $6,792.20, have been given to Episcopal Relief & Development.
The decision to designate the donations to Episcopal Relief & Development was made by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings as per Resolution D066 approved at the 78th General Convention: Resolved that these offerings be designated by the Presiding Officers of the General Convention toward the goals of the Five Marks of Mission, particularly to respond to human need by loving service.
The 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church was held June 25 – July 3, in Salt Lake City, Utah (Diocese of Utah). The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is held every three years, and is the bicameral governing body of the Church. It comprises 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 108 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, at more than 800 members.