Episcopal Peace Fellowship invites young adults to join its Young Adult Delegation for
General Convention 2018 – registration deadline March 1
Every three years the Episcopal Church gathers and makes decisions that affect the direction of where we will go as a people of faith. Often college students and young adults are not a part of this process. The General Convention is a place where Episcopalians go to decide the future of our church. These knowledgeable, good-intentioned deputies are incredible, but if we’re honest, those who will be around for that future should also be part of the process.
The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) launched its Young Adult Delegation to General
Convention in 2006 for this very reason. Using the tools available, these young adults
actively participate in the process of convention. While they are not official deputies,
they do have an opportunity to speak to and about the resolutions that will make The
Episcopal Church a more just place. Through testifying at committee hearings and
following the resolutions from start to finish, and working with other peace makers, the
EPF Delegation impacts the policies and practices of the Church.
Do you know any students/friends/Episcopalians who are under the age of 30 and
looking to be a part the Episcopal Church in this process? Please have them fill out an
application by March 1 at tinyurl.com/epfgc79
The 79th General Convention will be in Austin, TX from July 5-13. People selected for
the delegation will be expected to provide their own travel to and from Austin, meet
fundraising goals, and participate in virtual training before the convention. All expenses
while in Austin will be covered by EPF. Applicants do not have to be current members of
EPF, but will be expected to join, if they are selected. The only requirement is that they
have a passion for justice and The Episcopal Church and will be over 18, but under 30 on
July 5, 2018.
The Episcopal Peace Fellowship has championed peace, nonviolence and social
justice issues since its founding on Armistice Day in 1939.
Read more about EPF – http://epfnational.org.