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Hearing in the matter of the Episcopal Church v. Bishop Love will be shared on Facebook

The Title IV Hearing Panel appointed by the President of the Disciplinary Board for Bishops in the matter concerning the Rt. Rev. William H. Love, Bishop of Albany (Respondent), will hold a hearing on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (EST) via remote electronic means, Zoom. … In accordance with Canon IV. 13.8 of the Canons of the General Convention of The Episcopal Church, the hearing will be open to members of the public who may view the proceedings [on Facebook].

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Bishop Love: “The Diocese of Albany is in the midst of a battle”

Throughout it all, Bishop Love maintained his theme of a Bishop, a Diocese, and Christianity itself under attack. In one breathtaking passage, he lifted up the example of Christians martyred by ISIS in Libya in 2015, and compared their murders to the kinds of attacks he sees conservative Christianity enduring in the West.

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Choosing between the Scottish Episcopal Church, the ACNA, and marriage equality in Edinburgh

Last year, the Scottish Episcopal Church voted to remove language from its canons that restricted marriage to a man and a woman. Individual clergy retain the right to decide for themselves whether or not to officiate at same-sex marriages.

Even given that provision, at least one congregation in Edinburgh is leaving the SEC rather than continue in congress with those offering marriage equality.

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B012, “Marriage Rites for the Whole Church”: Who will qualify for alternative episcopal support?

Resolution B012, in its final language, aims to extend marriage equality to parts as yet unreached by offering alternative episcopal pastoral support to clergy and congregations whose bishops do not currently permit them to solemnize same-sex marriages. A statement from the Communion Partners of the Episcopal Church appears to turn the tables, stating that, “Congregations that maintain the traditional teaching on marriage, no matter what their diocese, have an equal claim upon the pastoral care of the church. We offer our own ministry of pastoral care in such congregations as bishops in furtherance of that goal.”

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#GC79 roundup for July 4-5

Although Episcopalians have been trickling into Austin for the last several days and legislative committee sessions have begun, today, July 5, marked the official start of the 79th General Convention (#GC79). Here is your roundup of today’s top stories.

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Vowing to Follow

Not only did she vow to embrace us as people who had done our work to determine God’s will for us, but she accepted our leadership in the matter. Where we went, our faith community would go

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Group of bishops in Australia supporting marriage equality bill

There is a bill before the Australian House right now, proposing marriage equality. It has passed the Senate already, but must pass the House unchanged in order to be signed into law. A group of Anglican bishops, led by John Parkes, the Bishop of Wangaratta, has voiced its support for the bill, urging the House to pass it.

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