More butter less guns in TEC’s new budget: Anglican Ink, July 11, 2012 July 11, 2012Posted by geoconger in 77th General Convention, Anglican Consultative Council, Anglican Ink, Property Litigation, The Episcopal Church.
Tags: budget, Title IV
An austerity budget focusing that its proponents say will foster growth and renewal for the Episcopal Church will be taken up for debate today at the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church meeting from 5-12 July in Indianapolis.
The “Five Marks of Mission” budget represents a compromise between the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Spending priorities and cuts advocated in both proposals have found their way into the final $113,709,150 three-year budget.
The budget sees significant cuts in staffing, legal and communications expenses, while also boosting the discretionary spending of the presiding bishop. Over two million dollars have also been allocated from the church’s investments to create a development office to raise funds.
In the preamble to the budget, the Committee on Program, Budget and Finance stated they had used the “Five Marks of Mission” – a formulary adopted by the 2009 General Convention to describe the work of the church – in allocating spending.
Read it all in Anglican Ink.