In response to yesterday's election of Katharine Jefferts Schori as the new Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the diocese of Fort Worth has issued a statement by Bishop Iker
and a request by the Standing Committee of the diocese for "alternative primatial oversight."
I am not exactly sure what this "alternative primatial oversight" might mean in practice. Would it essentially shift our diocese out of ECUSA into another province of the world-wide Anglican Communion? Or is it something less than this? Or more (whatever that might be!)? We shall see. Please pray for us, brothers and sisters.
Meanwhile, this piece
by Ruth Gledhill (religion corrrespondent of The Times
of London) offers an interesting perspective on the Fort Worth appeal. She has also authored an Op-Ed piece
that calls for the Archbishop of Canterbury to grant this requested alternative oversight.