Sunday, February 11, 2007

Episcopal presiding bishop may face snub |

Faith & Values: U.S. bishop may face snub | "International church conferences tend to be subdued affairs, but a meeting of Anglican Communion leaders next week could lead to an ecclesiastical smack-down of the Episcopal Church's new leader.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is scheduled to meet some of her harshest critics Wednesday at a six-day gathering of Anglican primates —- or regional leaders —- in Tanzania. The Episcopal Church is a member of the Anglican Communion, a 77 million-member global network of churches.

Primates at the regularly scheduled meeting are supposed to share worship and discuss the mission of the communion. But some African primates already have said that they may not even sit at the same table with Jefferts Schori because she supported the Episcopal Church's decision to consent to the election of an openly gay bishop in a relationship."


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