Episcopal Split as Conservatives Form New Group

By: Laurie Goodstein

Summary

This article covers the aftermath of the split. After the Split form the Episcopal church and the church of England, the conservatives plan a reformation processes in hopes to keep the fragile Anglican communion alive. The new church formed is deemed the Anglican communion of North America under Archbishop Duncan from, the former bishop of the Pittsburgh Diocese. The Conservatives have split from the Church of England. The new church will unit 9 other Episcopal groups who have left the Church of England. It is made clear in the article that the election of the first openly gay bishop put strains on the church and is one of the main reasons for the split.