Episcopal Church dropped 6% in ASA in 2013 over 2012

Oct 9, 2014 by

By David Virtue and Mary Ann Mueller, VOL: The Episcopal Church dropped six percent in domestic Average Sunday Attendance from 2012 to 2013, with every diocese except one experiencing decline. Only Western North Carolina saw a slight uptick in membership (72); ASA (44); and pledging ($282,000). Based on bar graph calculations, overall domestic ASA figures in 2012 (including South Carolina) were 640,142. Approximate figures for 2013 are 611,575 — a drop of 28,567 (without South Carolina...

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A liberal strategy to save the Episcopal Church

Oct 3, 2014 by

by Terry Mattingly, Ob Religion: Once upon a time, the Anglican bishops at the global Lambeth Conference boldly declared the 1990s the “Decade of Evangelism.” This effort was supposed to spur church growth — and it did, in the already-booming Anglican churches of Africa, Asia and across the “Global South.” But in the lovely, historic sanctuaries of England and North America? Not so much. “There was some lip service given to evangelism at that time,”...

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No second term for Jefferts Schori

Sep 23, 2014 by

By George Conger, Anglican Ink: The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori will not stand for re-election as Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. In a statement released at the close of the House of Bishops meeting on 23 September 2014 in Taipai, Bishop Jefferts Schori stated that after several months of discernment, she had come to the conclusion that it was time for a new leader to take the church forward. In her letter to the church, the Presiding Bishop cited the accomplishments of her...

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Anglican Unscripted Ep 117

Aug 26, 2014 by

Kevin and US Episcopal Church Canon Lawyer Allan Haley Discuss San Joaquin, the Diocese of South Carolina and Ferguson.    

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Anglican Unscripted Episode 111

Jul 30, 2014 by

Kevin and George do a follow up story on Nashotah House and the highly controversial  invitation to the Presiding Bishop to preach at the seminary chapel.  

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Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Breakaway Illinois Diocese over Episcopal Church in Property Suit

Jul 30, 2014 by

By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post: An appeals court has ruled in favor of a small diocese in Illinois that broke away from The Episcopal Church over theological differences, including the denomination’s appointment of openly gay Gene Robinson as bishop. In a ruling handed down Thursday, the Illinois Fourth District Appellate Court sided with the Anglican Diocese of Quincy over the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. The ruling upheld a lower court decision that ruled the Quincy...

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