Since October 4, 2008, PEP’s role has been slowly
evolving. We are no longer on the front line in a
struggle to stay in The Episcopal Church. We no longer
need to “correct” every statement issued by diocesan
leaders. Members of PEP are no longer excluded from
leadership roles in the diocese. So does that mean we
should declare our mission accomplished and go home?
No. There is still much to be done. Now we can be a
positive, progressive voice and provide balance within a
diocese that is open to all perspectives.
After a decade of slowly being cut off from the rest
of The Episcopal Church, there is a great need in
the diocese for education about our church and for a
group that can provide opportunities to re-connect
with The Episcopal Church.
We still can reach out to those in the dioceses
whose parishes are participating in the realigned
Dioceses and parishes elsewhere are still teetering
on the brink of division, and the Via Media USA
groups in those places are looking to PEP, Fort
Worth Via Media, and Remain Episcopal of San Joaquin
to provide guidance and help.
In fact, there is an exciting time ahead for PEP as
we look to partner with other organizations and
sponsor programs that bring the richness of The
Episcopal Church to Pittsburgh.
Now is not the time to quit. We can still make a
positive difference. Please join PEP for 2009–2010.