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Jefferts Schori Won’t Run For Second Term

September 23, 2014

Controversial Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has announced that she will not run for a second term in office.

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C.S. Lewis Curiously Absent from “C.S. Lewis Lecture”

March 13, 2014

The New Testament tells us the Rich Man could see Lazarus over the gulf between the Inferno and Paradise. Judging from this lecture, it’s doubtful Schori can see Lewis over the gulf that separates them.

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Seminary Invitation to Episcopal Presiding Bishop Sparks Uproar

February 21, 2014

An invitation to the primate of the Episcopal Church to speak at an upcoming chapel service of an orthodox Anglican seminary has prompted one of the school’s longest serving trustees to resign in protest.

East End of the cathedral, with the Ter Sanctus reredos, featuring 110 carved figures surrounding the central figure of Jesus Christ. (Source: Washington National Cathedral).

Reflections on The Episcopal Church amidst Elgar and Evensong

September 30, 2013

The quiet majesty and dignified reverence of the National Cathedral’s Choral Evensong service stands as a moving reminder of all that is most holy and laudable in the Anglican tradition, and all within this tradition that the Episcopal Church has now lost.


Faith Leaders Advise White House on Human Trafficking Efforts

May 13, 2013

By Mikhail Bell (@Bellsworld) On April 10, the 14-member Faith-Based Advisory Council , of which Katharine Jefferts Schori, Leith Anderson and Lynne Hybels are members, announced the completion of a 36-page report, nearly one…


Episcopal Bishop: Reflect “Divine Glory in Fully Alive-ness” on Climate Activism

May 3, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church encouraged a church climate change gathering to stand firm “in the face of those who would destroy God’s reflection in creation.” Bishop Katharine…


Katharine Jefferts Schori’s Cosmic Earth Day

April 25, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Salvation is a cosmic act about all creation “not simply a few human beings,” according to the Episcopal Church’s top bishop. Speaking April 21 at the Washington National Cathedral, Presiding…


Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Testifies for Gun Restrictions

February 12, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Today marks Shrove Tuesday, the day preceding Ash Wednesday when Anglicans, Lutherans and Catholics traditionally emptied their cupboards of eggs, milk and sugar before the ritual fasting of Lent. But…


The Overflow of the Heart

January 28, 2013

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori, recently addressed a gathering in the rump Diocese of South Carolina. Angry that most of the original Diocese of South Carolina has quit the…


Episcopal Churches Reaching ‘Breaking Point’

November 20, 2012

The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina is seceding from the national denomination — likely setting the stage for legal action. First, the diocese voted to disassociate in October. Now, Jeff Walton of The Institute on…


Walton: Episcopal Presiding Bishop Contacts Defecting Dioceses

November 18, 2012

The Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church has sent a pastoral letter to the members of a diocese whose leadership is defecting from the denomination. The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori sent the letter to the Episcopal…


Anti-Israel Christians Stir Further Controversy

November 9, 2012

By Mark Tooley The October 4 ecumenical letter to the U.S. Congress from 15 mostly old-line Protestant bureaucrats warning against U.S. military aid for Israel absent “immediate investigation” of Israeli human rights abuses continues…