4 Bishop Bennison Makes His Final Appeal
Sitting in a church basement May 4, the Rt. Rev. Charles E. Bennison, Jr., faced his last chance at acquittal by a court of the Episcopal Church.

6 The Work of the Soul Heals the Church
By John Backman
You might not expect a deputy from a liberal parish to look forward to the Diocese of Albany’s annual convention. … Yet I do, and not just to represent my parish. I go in order to talk with those on the “other side” and, I hope, to build bridges.

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8 Reversing the Church’s Decline
By Kevin Martin
If you’re trying to rescue a struggling institution, whether it is General Motors, Dell or Freemasonry, it’s wise to identify what factors will turn the crisis around. These factors are not difficult to identify.

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