Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Head Episcopal Bishop On Schism And Secession


[NPR] 7 Oct 2008--The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first female bishop to preside over the Episcopal Church, has faced a number of crises since she accepted the post in 2006.

At least one diocese has seceded in response to the ordination of the Right Rev. Gene Robinson — the denomination's first openly gay bishop — and more congregations may follow.

The events reflect a growing schism within the broader Anglican Communion, and the numerous social and theological pressures on Episcopal congregations.

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