Friday, September 04, 2009

St Paul's Parishioner makes Episcopal Life

Read about it here.

Good job, Chuck!

1 comment:

The Underground Pewster said...

I read it, and I commend your parishioner for asking for theological discussion of eco-environmental issues to keep from being just another Sierra club.

What I don't understand is the reference to C012. To quote;

"For Joyce Wilding, a member of the advisory board of the Sewanee Center for Religion and Environment, the great learning from attending the program was that good science can inform the church's environmental policy and activism. For her, Berry's leadership of the symposium underscored the significance of Resolution C012 on Scientific Integrity and Environmental Policy, passed at the 2009 General Convention in Anaheim."

I had to look that one up. It reads,

*Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church urges that policy decisions affecting the health and well-being of humans and ecosystems must be based on scientifically evaluated data, and any peer-reviewed data; and be it further

*Resolved, That the General Convention supports legislative efforts to maintain the highest degree of scientific integrity, including the ability to conduct thorough, independent, peer-reviewed research, and to communicate the findings of that research openly and accurately for the benefit of all."

Now, can anyone explain to me why TEC has a national convention and has to come out with a resolution on legislation and integrity when they can't agree on one affirming the uniqueness of Christ?

"* ORIGINAL TEXT of Rejected Resolution: C069 Title: Affirm Christ in multi-faith society
Topic: Evangelism
Committee: 12 - Evangelism
House of Initial Action: Deputies
Proposer: Diocese of Western Louisiana


Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That this 76th General Convention of this church affirm the conclusion of the Church of England at its February General Synod and direct the House of Bishops' Committee on Theology to report back to the 77th General Convention on "their understanding of the uniqueness of Christ in the United States multi-faith society, and offer examples and commendations of good practice in sharing the gospel of salvation through Christ alone with people of other faiths and of none."