Nearly three years since the Rt. Rev. Charles Bennison, Jr., retired as Bishop of Pennsylvania, the diocese is ready to receive nominations for its 16th bishop. It will accept nominations through Sept. 30.

The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel III has served as the diocese’s bishop provisional since Bennison’s retirement at the end of 2012.

Under a tab on Recent History, the diocese says this about its hopes for the future:

The work of reconciliation continues with the broadly shared conviction that we must include and connect with one another despite real and abiding differences. Several parishes which had long been alienated now participate in diocesan life again. Inclusion and social justice, which are so central to the Gospel message, continue to be foundational components of our DNA. We are striving to be an anti-racist church, to support the full inclusion of LGBT people in the church and society at every level, and to acknowledge and celebrate theological and liturgical diversity. We are working to address inequities in the larger community, such as food insecurity and the crisis in urban public education. And, within the church, we’re committed to reduce the inequalities in compensation and deployment that women clergy continue to face.

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