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Weekend Roundup for October 26

Weekend Roundup for October 26

Episcopal Church
Some of you who get the weekly missive from ECF may have already seen this, but I personally think this is an important potential path for many parishes
https://www.ecfvp.org/blogs/3732/multisites-growing-just-not-in-the-episcopal-church

 

Did the diocese of Ohio secretly split itself and create an Episcopal Diocese of Toledo 🙂
https://www.toledoblade.com/news/religion/2019/10/19/episcopal-diocese-of-toledo-racial-understanding-children-storytelling-day/stories/20191019007

 

Stories of the resilience of the faithful LGBT+ faith community in Charleston, SC
https://www.postandcourier.com/features/years-after-lgbtq-uprising-charleston-faith-community-hopes-for-more/article_d9939214-ef84-11e9-9aae-1770dc5f6089.html

 

Another church ghost story – this time a former rector in Kansas City
https://www.kansascity.com/news/your-kcq/article236604123.html

 

Reports on the Church’s Executive Council meeting in Montgomery
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2019/10/18/executive-council-gathers-in-montgomery-alabama-with-city-underscoring-theme-of-racial-reconciliation/

https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2019/10/21/executive-council-closes-fall-meeting-with-vote-endorsing-major-way-of-love-expansion/

https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2019/10/21/pilgrimage-connects-racism-to-americas-core-focusing-executive-councils-work-for-change/

 

TEC Bishop Transitions
The bishop of WV has called for a Coadjutor election but hasn’t actually said when he might retire.
https://www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2019/10/episcopal-bishop-calls-for-election-of-eventual-successor/

 

Bishop of Western MI is now also bishop of Eastern MI
https://www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2019/10/episcopal-bishop-calls-for-election-of-eventual-successor/

 

 

Other Interesting Items
Polly Sheppard, a survivor of the Mother Emanuel AME shooting, discusses that tragic day after a screening of the new documentary Emanuel that retells the event.
https://www.wltx.com/article/features/charleston-church-massacre-survivor-remembers-horrific-day/101-fd526b31-c3d5-4951-a16a-89047a793885

 

Vatican responds (mostly favorably) to World Council of Churches statement on the nature of “church”
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/10/24/vatican-notes-growing-ecumenical-consensus-on-what-church-means/

 

From the RC Synod on the Amazon; “saving the Amazon rainforest requires action by Western nations – the people of the Amazon cannot do it by themselves.”
https://religionnews.com/2019/10/22/saving-amazon-rainforest-requires-change-in-western-lifestyles-say-synod-bishops/

 


image: The Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia, preaches Sunday at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wheeling during the closing service for the annual diocesan convention. Klusmeyer announced Saturday that he has called for the election of a bishop coadjutor.

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