“It is clear from the statements and documents that have subsequently been released by both sides in the conflict that the situation is badly in need of reconciliation.”
By Steve Waring • UTO’s former board members wanted to ensure that proposed bylaw changes would circulate widely.
Church leaders “have no intention of divesting the United Thank Offering of its funds or applying excessive controls to its practices.”
The Rev. Ann Fontaine has revealed proposed changes that prompted four UTO leaders’ resignations.
The Rev. Canon Mark Harris: “They could be easily dismissed. That, I believe, would be a mistake.”
The UTO’s “important work is not threatened, and [its] programs and grants will continue.”