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

by (@BrianKenMiller) 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.

Seminary Invitation to Episcopal Presiding Bishop Sparks Uproar

by (@JeffreyHWalton) 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.

Reflections on The Episcopal Church amidst Elgar and Evensong

by (@TheIRD) 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

by (@TheIRD) 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 year after its first meeting on the issue. The document, entitled “Building Partnerships to Eradicate Modern-Day Slavery,” recommends that: The Obama […]

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

by (@JeffreyHWalton) 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 Jefferts Schori’s words came as Swedish Lutherans and American Episcopalians entered into an agreement on climate change in which the two […]

Katharine Jefferts Schori’s Cosmic Earth Day

by (@JeffreyHWalton) 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 Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori gave an Earth Day sermon on becoming “effective shepherds and pasture tenders for the whole creation” but […]

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Testifies for Gun Restrictions

by (@JeffreyHWalton) 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 while Episcopalians will be serving pancakes, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is serving up written testimony to a U.S. […]

The Overflow of the Heart

by (@TheIRD) 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 Church because of its theological liberalism, Jefferts Schori sermonized the following: …I tell you that story because it’s indicative of […]

Episcopal Churches Reaching ‘Breaking Point’

by (@TheIRD) 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 Religion & Democracy (IRD) reports that in a special convention this past weekend, the diocese voted to amend its constitution and canons to remove […]

Walton: Episcopal Presiding Bishop Contacts Defecting Dioceses

by (@TheIRD) 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 Diocese of South Carolina on Thursday, writing that she wants the Diocese to remain part of the Church. “Your presence adds […]