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Newly strained bonds of affection?

“They’re losing 1,000 members a week,” David Hein says. “The Episcopal Church has now positioned itself way out there on the edge with the United Church of Christ, which is extremely liberal and also losing members.”
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Hanging on

Inclusion means more than a minimal tolerance for those deemed intolerably unenlightened. Inclusion means encouragement, it means refusing to erect barriers to growth and survival.
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Bishops: Covenant can wait

By Joe Thoma. The House of Bishops concurred with the House of Deputies July 10 to “decline to take a position on the Anglican Covenant,” but affirmed participation in the wider Anglican Communion.
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President Jennings

By Lauren Anderson. The House of Deputies has elected the Rev. Gay Jennings president with 426 votes — five more than what she needed.
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Sing out!

By Matt Townsend. Shedding tears of joy, the Rev. Canon Gay Jennings, Ohio, sang the hymn “Sing a New Church” with the Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard, Bishop of Florida, after the Committee on Structure approved a resolution on structural reform.