Posts Tagged ‘Episcopal Church’

Restrictions on same-sex marriage removed – Episcopal church Comments 0

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Restrictions on same-sex marriage have been removed and couples can marry in their home churches, United States Episcopal church bishops have decided. Until Friday’s decision, 93 US dioceses allowed gay and lesbian couples to marry in the church. Eight did not. The decision by the Episcopal church’s governing body overrides those local decisions. Same-sex couples Read more

Divisions might see 2018 Anglican Lambeth Conference cancelled Comments 0

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The 2018 Lambeth Conference of the world’s Anglican bishops is in doubt, with speculation it won’t be convened for years. Based on comments by the presiding bishop of the US Episcopal Church, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Irish Times reported the conference had been cancelled. Bishop Schori said the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was Read more

First openly gay US Episcopal bishop divorces from long-time partner Comments 0

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

The world’s first openly gay Episcopal bishop has announced his divorce from his long time partner. Bishop Gene Robinson’s election in 2003 shocked the worldwide Anglican communion. After entering into a civil union with his partner of 25 years Mark Andrews in 2008, Bishop Robinson announced the split in May this year, the Religion News Read more

Can liberal Christianity be saved? Comments 4

Friday, July 20th, 2012

In 1998, John Shelby Spong, then the reliably controversial Episcopal bishop of Newark, published a book entitled “Why Christianity Must Change or Die.” Spong was a uniquely radical figure — during his career, he dismissed almost every element of traditional Christian faith as so much superstition — but most recent leaders of the Episcopal Church Read more