Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Woman is presiding bishop in the USA

I am celebrating

"Jefferts Schori was elected presiding bishop, making her not only the leader of the Episcopal Church but the first woman to lead any member of the global Anglican Communion.

The American delegates later cheered as the Rt. Rev. Jefferts Schori, the bishop of Nevada, was presented following closed-door balloting, and they confirmed her election.

But their initial gasp signaled more than surprise -- after breaking new ground and causing a deep rift by electing Anglicanism's first openly gay bishop in 2003, the Episcopalians had challenged tradition again. "
Of course the blinkered leadership here in Sydney will not be celebrating. Is it time for some of us in the medieval Sydney Diocese to ask for alternative oversight? Anyone would be better than Jensen but a woman would be marvelous.

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