News in Pictures: General Convention Moments Click the images to view them at full size. House of Deputies president Gay Clark Jennings and Vermont Deputy Nanci Gordon present Rock Dove, a stuffed homage to the live pigeons that graced the Austin Convention Center unexpectedly adding a little levity to the General Convention. Vermont Clergy 2nd Alternate Deputy the Rev. Jennie Anderson (center) is pictured with Maureen Tobin and the Rev Bob Tobin. The Vermont Deputation with Alternate Deputy the Rev. Rob Spainhour on the floor. Ann Ely (pictured far right) with others working in the House of Bishops Secretariat. Sharing a moment with Bishop Barbara C. Harris (ret.), first woman ordained a bishop in the Anglican Communion, at a Province I gathering at General Convention. From left: Maurice Harris, Communications minister, the Episcopal Church in Vermont; Bishop Barbara C. Harris; the Rev. Karen Montagno, the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts; and the Rev. Cn. Lee Crawford, the Episcopal Church in Vermont. Jonathan Brennan, first lay alternate deputy, steps onto the floor of the House of Deputies for an afternoon Legislative session. Bishop Ely expresses his joy in sharing the ministry of General Convention Committee 13 with members of the Task Force on the Study of Marriage. “Our children deserve to see the world as it was in the beginning, not just when we’re done with it,” said Bernadette Demientieff on the current situation of Alaska’s Gwich’in people in the face of climate change and fossil fuel development. Deacon Stannard Baker from the Cathedral St. Paul, Burlington, and a member of the Vermont delegation to General Convention, participates in a General Convention Eucharist. Presiding Bishop Curry calls on attendees to love ALL neighbors and “make America great again by making America good again” at a rally outside the Hutto Detention Center. At a rally to end gun violence, Bishops United Against Gun Violence lead a powerful witnesses to love and the Jesus Movement in the face of gun violence epidemic in USA. July 3 was the first day of registration, so the Credentials Committee (of which Vermont Deputy the Rev. Scott Neal was a member) was hard at work checking deputies’ and alternates’ identifications and registering them. Presiding Bishop Curry preaches a phenomenal revival sermon, and with him on stage is the brilliant Spanish translator Dinorah Padro. (If you have not seen the video, watch it!) Vermont Deputy Ann Brown smiles as she reflects on highlights of the day and, at the work of legislative committees, particularly her own, Committee 7, Social Justice and International Policy. Episcopal Church members pray outside the Hutto immigration and detention center as part of a July 8 demonstration during General Convention. HoD President Gay Clark Jennings awards an HoD medal to Deputy Katie Sherrod of Diocese of Fort Worth and Deputy Lonnie Hamilton of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina, both of who helped lead their dioceses during reorganization after their bishops and some clergy left The Episcopal Church.