The decision reportedly said that while “self-avowal does not nullify the consecration and cause removal from episcopal office,” it is enough to subject the bishop’s office to review. That means Oliveto remains a bishop in good standing until an administrative or judicial process is finished. – RNS
The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows will become the first African American woman to lead an Episcopal Diocese when she becomes the Bishop of Indianapolis.
The UMC Judicial Council met yesterday in New Jersey to hear the case of Bishop Karen Oliveto, and to decide whether she should be deposed. A decision point is fast approaching where the UMC will need to define what sort of church they intend to be.
It is ironic to begin a “Peace and Reconciliation” center when you are not at peace with your own bishop and archbishop. – Foley Beach, Archbishop of ACNA
There has been a 20% rise in the number of people coming to St Mary’s on a Sunday since the controversy in January.
“This Covenant seeks to address and resolve many of the issues of conflict that have been burdening the Diocese, and sets the stage for a healthy and positive way forward for the Diocese and the Diocese’s relationship with the larger Church.”
On Saturday, people all across the country (including in Fairbanks, AK!) took to the streets to voice their support for science and protest the current administration’s plans to gut the EPA and National Parks Service, among other things. Episcopalians joined the throng honoring “this fragile earth, our island home.”
A number of years ago, someone sitting next to me on a plane asked what I did for a living. When I told her, she said, “The Episcopal Church – isn’t that the one with the lawsuits?” Soon, I hope such a person would say, “Isn’t that the one with the peacemakers?” – The Rt. Rev. Shannon S. Johnston, Bishop of Virginia
The Unholy Trinity conference discussing the intersecting problems of racism, poverty, and gun violence, comes to a close in Chicago…