By Joe Thoma
Before General Convention held its first legislative sessions July 5, conversation on Independence Day centered on funding for outreach, evangelism and administration despite a shrinking budget.
By Joe Thoma
By Lauren Anderson
Christian leaders have reached diverse conclusions about health-care reform and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act stands the test of the Constitution.
Standing Committee: “spurious complaints against bishops further demonstrate the urgent need to revisit the Title IV disciplinary Canons.”
Besides being conduct unbecoming of a church, this action is a violation of the guarantee of the right of free speech found in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
My principal concern was to not leave unchallenged the assertion that the Episcopal Church is a unitary hierarchical organism at all levels, and that the dioceses are entirely creatures of General Convention.
To date, I have not seen a copy of the “complaint,” nor do I know who issued it, or what it says.
The July 15 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
By Steve Waring
Credit unions, a longtime ministry within the Episcopal Church, will become more prominent if General Convention approves Resolution A084.
The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, who left the University of the South’s School of Theology when he became Bishop of Atlanta in 2001, will return to the school Aug. 1 as its dean.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has proposed an alternative budget for the Episcopal Church in 2013-15 for consideration at the 77th General Convention.