May 16, 2007, Update.
PEP has just released another tool to help Episcopalians who want to
respond to the covenant Study Guide. It is a PDF collection of
documents needed to answer the questions posed in the Study Guide.
Learn more by clicking here. Answers are
due by June 4, and most Episcopalians need all the help they can
May 13, 2007.
Episcopalians intending to answer the 14 questions about the draft
Anglican covenant posed in the Executive Council’s Study Guide have a
difficult task ahead, even aside from the fast-approaching June 4
deadline for submissions. Progressive Episcopalians of Pittsburgh (PEP)
hopes to make the task less burdensome by making available a Microsoft
Word worksheet to help Episcopalians capture their thoughts.
The worksheet, which can be used by all but the oldest versions of
Microsoft’s word processing software, provides a place for a person to
enter his or her name, address, parish, etc. It then lists all 14
questions and provides places for answers to be filled in. Having all
the questions together—the questions are separated by discussion in the
Study Guide—helps the reader organize what he or she intends to say.
Most people will want to use the worksheet as a Word form, which allows
the user to move from one answer to another without worry about
inadvertently changing the questions or the format of the document.
PEP believes that providing feedback to the church on the draft Anglican
covenant, a document that could forever change the nature of The
Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, is a vitally important
activity. PEP urges Episcopalians, whatever their liturgical or
theological orientation, to study the covenant and its history, and to
send your thoughts to the church before June 4.
The worksheet comes with a separate set of instructions that provide
detailed suggestions about how to use the worksheet. This material can
be used with either PC or Macintosh versions of Word.
Select downloads from the list below:
Instructions (Word file)
Worksheet (Word file)
Worksheet (unprotected Word file, should any user need it)
Instructions and worksheets as Zip file
Instructions and worksheets as self-extracting file for the PC
Instructions and worksheets as self-extracting file for the Mac