Dio. Fort Worth Being Pushed Out of Sewanee?
We at Sewanee are concerned by the news that a majority of the delegates to the 26th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Fort Worth, one of the 28 owning dioceses of the University of the South, voted on Saturday, Nov. 15, to withdraw from the Episcopal Church and to align with the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone.
We will be communicating with our elected trustees from Ft. Worth and with the continuing members of the Episcopal Church there as we work to discern the implications of this action.
The Board of Trustees will work through its committee structure to respond to these issues, most likely by the Board's annual meeting in October 2009.
We bid your prayers for our sisters and brothers in Fort Worth and for the unity of the Church.
RWF resumes: I was looking at the website for Sewanee this evening, and it is clear that Bishop Iker's name has already been removed from the list of trustees there! Does anyone out there know by what authority this action has been taken?
UPDATE: Apparently someone got on the stick and got Bishop Iker back on the list of trustees on-line this afternoon. Quick action, once they were called out on it!