Saturday, May 24, 2008

Groups form amid Episcopal Church split

Star-Telegram staff writer
May 24, 2008

A new local Episcopal group called Remain Faithful has organized to fight what it says is misinformation about a pending split between the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and the Episcopal Church.

The announcement comes three weeks after another group -- The Steering Committee North Texas Episcopalians -- formed an umbrella group for several area Episcopal organizations and clergy members. Members say they seek "a more tolerant attitude" on divisive issues.

Both groups say they would welcome peaceful discussions with each other.

Currently, members of the Fort Worth Diocese are divided, with some agreeing with Bishop Jack Iker that the diocese should leave the national church and align with another province of the worldwide Anglican Communion, perhaps in South America. The Episcopal Church is the U.S. arm of the worldwide Anglican Communion but is viewed as more liberal.

Others say that if Iker and others realign, they will reorganize a local Episcopal diocese. the rest

Remain Faithful website


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