Woman Is Named Episcopal Leader

By: Neela Banerjee


This article covers the election of a women bishop. It addresses the theological dispute that occurred when Bishop Shcori received her title in Nevada. Her position is put into context with the election of the first openly gay bishop. Both of these cases add to the theological split that may occur because of conflicting views and whether or not they follow along with the doctrine. It is clarified that her election and others like have caused rifts in the Episcopal church. This article also covers the Archbishop of Canterbury’s statements made on the election of the openly gay bishop. He asked for the Episcopal church to apologize for the election of a gay bishop. This would serve as a key component to the later split.