August 25, 2007.
A new 6-page document from
Church of the Redeemer helps demystify Episcopal
and Anglican Communion conflicts. The handout
includes 37 questions, along with brief answers and
a question index. “Questions on the Current
Controversy Facing The Episcopal Church” is
especially helpful to Pittsburgh Episcopalians, as
many questions relate to issues now being discussed
in the diocese.
Questions answered in the document range from definitions and identifications
(“What is a province?”) to the more subjective (“What is the current
controversy?”). Other questions address issues about our own diocese (“Did
the Diocese of Pittsburgh withdraw from its Episcopal Church province?”) Each question comprises a single paragraph.
“Questions on the Current Controversy” was inspired by the ongoing
discussion in the diocese regarding whether congregations should remove
themselves from The Episcopal Church. It is intended to provide reliable
information, particularly in parishes that have been inundated with
anti-Episcopal Church propaganda.
The FAQ document made its first appearance on the new
A Pittsburgh Episcopal
Voice Web site. (See “Parish ‘Resources’ Offered by
New Site.”) The document has been submitted for inclusion on
Parish Toolbox, but, to
date, it has not appeared.
Click here to read “Questions
on the Current Controversy.”
Update: This document is now available on Parish Toolbox as well.