Review Committee Action
Provides Opportunity for Reconciliation

January 16, 2008. PEP issued a press release today in response the the dramatic news from the Title IV Review Committee. (See PEP story here.) According to the PEP statement, “the canonical procedures set in motion by this decision will clarify issues of polity that have become confused in this diocese.”

“The action of the Review Committee gives all of us in Pittsburgh serious cause to reflect,” said Dr. Joan Gundersen, President of Progressive Episcopalians of Pittsburgh. “This can be an opportunity for all of us to consider how we can change course and restore relations with one another and with The Episcopal Church.”

The Rev. Diane Shepard, First Vice President of PEP, commented, “We understand that Bishop Duncan must follow his conscience regarding the kind of church he believes is faithful to the Gospel. Whether he can resume his role in The Episcopal Church or must relinquish it, we pray that he finds a way to serve Christ’s Church in peace and good conscience.”

Read the entire PEP press release here.