“They’re losing 1,000 members a week,” David Hein says. “The Episcopal Church has now positioned itself way out there on the edge with the United Church of Christ, which is extremely liberal and also losing members.”
“The liturgy ‘The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant’ is for all practical purposes same-sex marriage.”
Inclusion means more than a minimal tolerance for those deemed intolerably unenlightened. Inclusion means encouragement, it means refusing to erect barriers to growth and survival.
By Joe Thoma. The House of Bishops concurred with the House of Deputies July 10 to “decline to take a position on the Anglican Covenant,” but affirmed participation in the wider Anglican Communion.
By Lauren Anderson. The House of Deputies has elected the Rev. Gay Jennings president with 426 votes — five more than what she needed.
By Joe Thoma. The House of Bishops authorized a provisional rite July 9 for blessing same-sex relationships.
“This is not a discernment process,” Michael Rehill tells conference panels. “You are a court.”
By Matt Townsend. Shedding tears of joy, the Rev. Canon Gay Jennings, Ohio, sang the hymn “Sing a New Church” with the Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard, Bishop of Florida, after the Committee on Structure approved a resolution on structural reform.