Two Very Different Episcopalianisms Meet in Charleston

by (@bjgingerich) January 29, 2013

By Bart Gingerich (@BJGingerich) Last week, orthodox Christians convened at the historical St. Philip’s Church to participate in theological discussions at the Mere Anglicanism Conference. Most of the attendees expressed support for the Diocese of South Carolina under Bishop Mark Lawrence, which has been forced out of the Episcopal Church through heavy-handed persecution against traditional […]

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 […]

Listen: South Carolina Diocese Splits from The Episcopal Church

by (@TheIRD) November 12, 2012

Jeff Walton represents Anglican Action, part of the Institute on Religion and Democracy in Washington, D.C. He joins us to discuss a decision by the theologically conservative Diocese of South Carolina to disaffiliate from The Episcopal Church. The denomination recently issued a disciplinary ruling (PDF) against the Bishop of South Carolina for not supporting the actions of the national church. […]