Reflecting on Outgoing Anglican Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

July 17, 2015

Author Diana Butler Bass, writing in the Washington Post, reflects on the the tenure of Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Communion, and “the first woman elevated to the position.”

“Jefferts Schori proved a tough leader, determined to protect the church, employing her resources to quell dissent and maintain church law. As a result, the Episcopal Church lost far fewer members than had been predicted and won almost every court case brought against it. Denominational conservatives hated her. Even some liberals, however, accused her administration of being overly authoritarian.”

Read the article here.

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Lē Weaver (Marg Herder)
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.

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