By Matthew Townsend For the past year, the Episcopal Church of Cuba has seemed on the verge of full reintegration with the larger Episcopal Church — but a proposal from the House of Deputies could delay a more complete reunion. Resolution D060, discussed July 5 by General Convention’s Episcopal Church in Cuba Committee, strikes a more cautious note than A052, developed by the … [Read more...] about A Covenant for Cuba?
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By G. Jeffrey MacDonald The Episcopal Church needs to update its means of holding offenders accountable for sexual misconduct, including situations involving parishioners. That theme emerged July 5 during a hearing convened by General Convention’s Joint Committee on Safeguarding and Title IV. Too often, speakers said, laypeople not employed by the church are involved in … [Read more...] about Hearing Addresses Sexual Abuse by Laity
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Graphic accounts of sexual harassment in the Episcopal Church were center stage on the eve of General Convention July 4 as bishops presided at a liturgy focused on lamentation, confession, and healing. Raw material came from 42 letters received in response to the bishops’ call for stories in the wake of the #MeToo movement that has exposed sexual … [Read more...] about Bishops Lead #MeToo Lament