Saturday, March 17, 2007

Diocese of California Deputation Responds to Primates' Communique

[Stand Firm] 17 Mar 2007--We call for Bishops to reaffirm the principles stated in the Covenant Statement of the House of Bishops, 2005 and, in particular the principles enunciated in their words, “Our polity, as affirmed both in the Windsor Report and the primates’ communiqué, does not give us the authority to impose on the dioceses of our church moratoria based on matters of suitability beyond the well-articulated criteria of our canons and ordinal” and “We believe that Christian community requires us to share the burdens of such forbearance; thus it must pertain to all elections of Bishops in the Episcopal Church.”

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