Magazine article Anglican Journal

ECUSA Meeting Ends with No Resolution

Magazine article Anglican Journal

ECUSA Meeting Ends with No Resolution

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Bishops on both sides of the Episcopal Church's divide over homosexuality met with church leaders Sept. 11-13 in New York City, but failed to agree on a plan to move forward.

"We had honest and frank conversations that confronted the depth of the conflicts that we face," said a statement from the group, which included Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, Presiding Bishop elect Katharine Jefferts Schori and Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion. However, they added that they were not able to come to a consensus on how to meet the needs of the sever, dioceses whose bishops and standing committees have rejected the authority of Bishop-elect Jefferts Scaori and called for "alternative primatial oversight." No diocesan convention has ratified the requests.

Several of the dioceses do not ordain women and all have leaders who are conservative on the subject of homosexuality and disagree with the more-liberal views of national Episcopal leadership. …

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