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Jefferts Schori Speaks at Kenyon College

Earlier this week, The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the former Presiding Bishop, spoke as a part of the Women at Kenyon celebration. As reported by the Kenyon Collegian, her address centered on “women, power, and the fight to be recognized.”

“It’s easier to be creative when you don’t sit in the midst of the status quo,” Jefferts Schori said. “Without access to traditional seats of power, women and marginalized people have had to be creative. Creativity asserts […]

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Diana Butler Bass reflects on the ministry of PB Katharine Jefferts Schori

Diana Butler Bass, popular Christian thinker and author, reflected on the career and legacy of outgoing PB Jefferts Schori for the Washington Post.

Bass notes that Jefferts Schori was elected just after the election of  Bishop Gene Robinson, despite opposition from people who were opposed to a person who openly identified as gay serving as a Bishop. Bass sees this as a radical moment where the Church positioned itself in the midst of the debates concerning discrimination against women and LGBTQ rights […]

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Women’s Caucus hosts “breakfast for troublemakers!”

Today the Presiding Bishop opened her sermon with the words: Talitha cum. Girl Get up! You’re not dead yet.” She was referring to the Episcopal Church but for many who had just come from the Episcopal Women’s Caucus breakfast, it was heard as affirmation that this group of ‘troublemakers’ (a term used by Sarah Eagle Heart, the keynote speaker at the breakfast), was not only alive and well but the focus of the Caucus is needed as much as ever.

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Presiding Bishop to speak and preach at Westminster Abbey

Press release from The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs:

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
invited to preach at Westminster Abbey, London

[June 8, 2015] Episcopal ChurchPresiding Bishop and Primate Katharine Jefferts Schori has been invited by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Rev. Dr. John Hall, to participate in a panel discussion and preach at London’s historicWestminster Abbeyon June 13 and 14.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to join in the ancient worship life of the Abbey and I am grateful […]

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Presiding Bishop: Lent is an invitation to turn outward

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori has released her 2015 Lent message, posted online in text and video form on The Episcopal Church website.
From the message:

Lent is an ancient tradition of solidarity and preparation for those who look forward to Baptism at the Easter Vigil. It has always been a time for prayer and study, fasting, self-denial, and alms-giving, sharing what we have with those who do not have. Prayer is an opportunity to reflect on who walks with us […]

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Heather Cook’s ministry restricted by Presiding Bishop

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Presiding Bishop further restricts ministry of Heather Cook


Presiding Bishop further restricts ministry of Heather Cook

[February 10, 2015] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori today issued a formal canonical Restriction on Ordained Ministry directed to the Rt. Rev. Heather Cook, Bishop Suffragan of Maryland.

This Restriction was issued as part of the Episcopal Church’s Title IV disciplinary process.  The Restriction provides:

Pursuant to Canons IV.7(3), (4) and IV.17(2) of this church, I hereby place the following […]

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Presiding Bishop and other Episcopal bishops support President Obama’s immigration executive action

In a show of support for a legal path to immigration, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and one hundred Episcopal Bishops have issued a joint statement in favor of President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

The action is less binding than the order that some pundits thought the President would enact. Instead of a set of directives, it’s a statement of intent and purpose, which may be adhered to with variations in exactitude.

The exact components are listed in an infographic on, […]

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Presiding Bishop, President of House of Deputies speak to Executive Council

The Executive Council is meeting in Linthicum Heights, MD this weekend. The Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies Gay Jennings opened the session with addresses to the Council. You can follow the meeting on Twitter. Hashtag is #excoun.

The Presiding Bishop (PB) highlighted issues related to her trip to Haiti and the Dominican Republic and then turned to the budget being prepared for General Convention 2015:

We have not held one another to account for the life […]

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