The TEC Bishop of Indianapolis writes to her diocese about end of Sudan link

14-Year Partnership with Diocese of Bor Ends

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I write to share the sad news that our fourteen year partnership with the Diocese of Bor, South Sudan, has come to an end.

For the past few years the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church in Sudan and South Sudan has been concerned over the actions of several Provinces of the Anglican Communion in which same-sex blessings have taken place.In December of 2015 they passed a resolution requiring that no formal partnerships can be sustained with Dioceses where such blessings occur.

I received a letter from Bishop Ruben Akurdid in mid-February, explaining their position, and thanking me for the partnership we were able to have for these many years. I have responded with a letter expressing my deep disappointment, my hope that in the future such partnerships will again be possible, and assuring him that our hearts and doors are always open to him and our brothers and sisters in Bor.

Read it all [h/t The Lead] and note also the February 2015 letter from the CofE Bishop of Salisbury to his diocese


Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Anglican Primates, Primates Gathering in Canterbury January 2016

One comment on “The TEC Bishop of Indianapolis writes to her diocese about end of Sudan link

  1. David Keller says:

    Bishop Cate–Not only are such partnerships available in the future, they are available today. All you have to do is renounce SSB/W’s and all will be as it was. (I’m surprised these TEC bishops don’t call me for advice before they write letters like this. The answer is so easy!).