Top Religion Headlines of 2006--Episcopal Schism

Top Religion Headlines of 2006--Episcopal Schism

3. The Episcopal Church Is Threatened by Schism

The Episcopal Church riled conservatives by electing a presiding bishop who supported the consecration of a gay bishop. Seven Episcopal dioceses refused to recognize the leadership of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman elected to the top post. Some congregations have left the U.S. church and put themselves under the authority of African or South American bishops.

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