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[ENS] Deputies support fully inclusive ordination process, ongoing commitment to communion
"Matthew Davies" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 01:59:56 -0400
>Episcopal Life Online
>July 12, 2009
Deputies support fully inclusive ordination process, ongoing commitment to
>By Melodie Woerman
[Episcopal News Service -- Anaheim, California] The House of Deputies by
more than a 2-1 margin adopted a resolution July 12 that declares the
ordination process of the Episcopal Church open to all individuals while
expressing its ongoing commitment to the Anglican Communion.
The vote was 77-31 in the lay order and 74-25 in the clergy order. It now
goes to the House of Bishops, where it must be passed to be enacted.
Resolution D025 was created as a response to resolution B033, which was
adopted in the waning hours of the 2006 General Convention and urged
restraint concerning the election of bishops whose "manner of life" would
cause offense to the wider Anglican Communion. That was widely believed
specifically to refer to gays and lesbians in committed same-sex
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_112451_ENG_HTM.htm
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