Local Paper Faith and Values Section—South Carolina Episcopal Diocese to meet in Summerville

Posted by Kendall Harmon

"We wish to call to your attention the recent actions ... which we believe are accelerating the process of alienation and disassociation of the Diocese of South Carolina from the Episcopal Church," the [Episcopal] Forum [of South Carolina] wrote in a letter to the Executive Council and House of Bishops.

Diocese officials say the resolutions, if approved, would assert the authority of Scripture and be a step toward realizing a vision of "Making Biblical Anglicans for a Global Age."

Bishop Mark Lawrence said the Forum was resorting to fear tactics.

"With this latest attack, the Episcopal Forum continues its weary institutional approach to God, as if you can keep people in a church by fear." Lawrence said. "What we are seeking to do in the Diocese of South Carolina is to hold fast to the best of our Episcopal heritage while sharing Christ's transforming freedom to the needs of people today."

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)General Convention Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts SchoriTEC BishopsTEC ConflictsTEC Diocesan Conventions/Diocesan CouncilsTEC Polity & Canons* South Carolina

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