How will the decisions of General Convention affect global mission? – Episcopal News Service

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How will the global mission of The Episcopal Church be affected by the actions of the 2022 General Convention held last July? Find out on the first Mission Thursday this fall sponsored by the Global Episcopal Missionary Network (GEMN): Thursday, October 13, 1-2 p.m. EST on Zoom. Free registration here. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants.

Mrs. Martha Gardner, chairman of the committee. Currently a networking and training missionary in the Diocese of Massachusetts, Gardner’s extensive experience includes work with the Church Pension Group, the Episcopal Network for Social Justice, the Episcopal Church Foundation, and the Observer’s Office. Anglican at the United Nations. Gardner holds a BA from Georgetown and an MA from the University of Chicago.

The Rev. David Copley, director of this office, which oversees the church’s relationship with Anglican provinces around the world and sends Episcopal Mission Volunteers and Young Adult Service Corps missionaries. A graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, Copley has missionary experience in Liberia and Bolivia. In addition to participating in numerous international consultations, Copley helped represent the Episcopal Church at last summer’s Lambeth Conference.

Organized monthly, Missionary Thursdays are an opportunity to discuss current events in the global mission of the Episcopal Church. On Nov. 17, Bishop Ian Douglas of Connecticut will explain how discussions at this summer’s Lambeth conference can affect the church’s global mission. GEMN’s purpose is to bring together, inspire and equip people to participate in God’s mission. Its core values ​​are humility, inclusion and camaraderie.

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