Episcopal Church Faces Threat; Communion May Consider Expulsion over Discord
Byline: Natasha Altamirano, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The Episcopal Church, which recently lost 15 Virginia congregations over liberal policies, faces a possible expulsion from the worldwide Anglican Communion when the leaders of the communion's 38 national churches meet in Tanzania later this month, conservative Anglicans say.
A priority for this year's meeting in Dar es Salaam is dealing with the Episcopal Church, which has clashed with conservatives for decades over biblical authority and sexuality.
The debate reached a boiling point after the church's 2003 General Convention, where the denomination's first openly homosexual bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, was elected.
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Publication information: Article title: Episcopal Church Faces Threat; Communion May Consider Expulsion over Discord. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: February 2, 2007. Page number: B01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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