Bishop Mark Lawrence on new oversight: “I trust you will be heartened as I have been by their welcome of us.”
Diocese of South Carolina
Claims involving the Diocese of South Carolina will be resolved in state courts.
By Mark McCall
South Carolina does not understand itself to be an alternative jurisdiction but only to remain the diocese it has always been.
“[F]ederal question jurisdiction could potentially be expanded to all cases containing tacit First Amendment issues.”
By Colin Podmore
In the Anglican Communion, what’s true for dioceses is true for provinces.
By William G. Witt. There is no reason to presume that South Carolina’s declaring itself an extra-provincial diocese is more than an ad hoc solution.
By Jesse Zink. The pernicious hermeneutic of self-justification remains a constant temptation.
Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg has filed suit against Bishop Mark J. Lawrence in a U.S. District Court.
Commentary by Jordan Hylden
In working to love one another, a good place to start would be by not suing one another.
By Eric Turner
If we seek healing and reconciliation, we must resist the temptation to demonize those with whom we disagree.