About 40 people have registered so far for Integrity's "After Anaheim" leadership conference--which will be held September 9-11 at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis. We still have space for YOU! The only catch is that you will have to make your own lodging arrangements at this point.
After a job well done, Jan Adams, Integrity's half-time field organizer for the past 1.5 years, ended her employment with us at the end of July. Through Jan's labors we...
- Held Inclusion Activism workshops in San Francisco, St. Louis, Atlanta, Newark, and Minneapolis. A total of 90 inclusion activists from 35 dioceses were trained.
- Elected more LGBT and LGBT-friendly General Convention deputies than ever before.
- Discussed LGBT issues with deputies at 7 provincial synods.
- Worked with the Chicago Consultation to organize progressive bishops and deputies for the General Convention.
- Passed 40 LGBT-positive resolutions at diocese conventions.
- Published 6 ads in Episcopal Life on LGBT issues in the months leading up to General Convention.
- Produced a DVD containing 2 videos--"With God's Help" and "Becoming an Ubuntu People"--that was mailed to all deputies and active bishops.
- Passed Resolution D025 in Anaheim, which moves the Episcopal Church beyond discrimination in the Episcopate.
- Passed Resolution C056, in Anaheim, which moves the Episcopal Church forward on marriage equality for same-gender couples.
It's Grant Season!
Although summer is down-time for many organizations, its prime time for Integrity's grant writing. In the past couple of weeks, John Clinton Bradley, our Acting Executive Director has...
- Provided to the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund a progress report for the past 12 months and performance objectives for the next 12 months. We received half of a $50,000 grant from them this week for ongoing operations and organizational improvements.
- Submitted a letter of inquiry to the Arcus Foundation to underwrite the Expanding the Circumference project --which is designed to translate the policy changes implemented during General Convention into common practice at all levels or the Episcopal Church over the next triennium.
- Applied for funding from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation to conduct 8 Inclusion Activism 2.0 provincial workshops during the spring and summer of 2010.
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