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October 7, 2002

Continuing a process that began when they met in Vermont just days after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the House of Bishops, at its interim meeting in Cleveland September 26-October 1, explored a model for reconciliation even as tensions over collegiality and canonical authority...

October 2, 2002

October 2, 2002

Dear Members of Congress:

The following is a letter written to you from the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church on October 1 during our fall meeting in Cleveland, Ohio. It is my hope that you will receive this letter in the spirit in which it is offered....

October 2, 2002

The possibility of war with Iraq was very much on the minds of bishops as they gathered in Cleveland for their interim meeting on the theme of reconciliation. In the closing minutes of the meeting on October 1, they unanimously endorsed a strong statement that will be sent to all members of...

October 1, 2002

'The AIDS pandemic is still in its infancy,' warned Stephen Lewis, special envoy for the secretary general of the United Nations in Africa, in a speech at the Cleveland meeting of the House of Bishops on October 1. 'And it could spread rapidly to other places on the globe.'

Describing...

September 30, 2002

Faced with a strong 'mind of the house' resolution that would have chastised colleagues for 'inappropriate behavior' that threatens the unity of the church, the bishops of the Episcopal Church, meeting in Cleveland, asked the Committee on Pastoral Care to find a better way to deal with the...

September 28, 2002

The chief priests and the elders approach Jesus. They are outraged. Their power to control, dominate and decree the very will of the Most High has been overridden by one who dares to speak, dares to teach with a different kind of power: the life-giving love and mercy of God. "By what authority...

May 8, 2002

The Court of Review for the Trial of a Bishop on May 1 reaffirmed that former Montana bishop Charles I. 'Ci' Jones is guilty of immorality and conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy because of a sexual relationship with a parishioner which ended prior to his election as bishop. But the...

January 22, 2002

'Sustained pastoral care' for parishes at odds with their bishops will be discussed at the House of Bishops meeting March 7-12 at Camp Allen in Texas. The meeting will center on the theme of 'Inhabiting Reconciliation.'

In a January 11 letter to bishops, Presiding Bishop Frank T....

September 21, 2001

It was a somber group of bishops that gathered Thursday night, September 20, in Burlington, Vermont, for their annual fall meeting. On the wall of the ballroom in the Radisson Hotel was a makeshift crucifix fashioned by Episcopalians from Rhode Island, made of scraps from the wreckage of the...

March 23, 2001

March 23rd, 2001

Let me begin with a personal confession: I have always had what I like to think is an attitude of healthy skepticism about institutions, including the Church. To be sure, the Church is the risen body of Christ. However, few servants of the institution seem totally immune...

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