A church that votes

Episcopalians in convention

The American Episcopal church’s General Convention meets every three years to elect officers, adopt a budget, enact canon law, and pass lots of resolutions. With 250-plus in the House of Bishops and 900 clergy and lay delegates in the House of Deputies, it constitutes one of the largest bicameral legislatures in the world.

It is no accident that the Episcopal church’s governing structure resembles the organizational format of the...

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About the Author

Antonio Ramirez, a retired labor union editor, is a church warden at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in New York City.