In strongly worded resolutions the House of Bishops today:
Rejected the proposed Pastoral Scheme of the Dar es Salaam Communiqué as "injurious to the Episcopal Church,"
Declared an "urgent need for us to meet face to face with the Archbishop ofCanterbury and members of the Primates' Standing Committee, and we hereby request and urge that such a meeting be negotiated by the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and the Archbishop of Canterbury at the earliest possible opportunity."
Included in a final resolution outlining the background for the rejection of thePastoral Scheme, "We proclaim the Gospel that in Christ all God's children, including gay and lesbian persons, are full and equal participants in the life ofChrist's Church."
Commentary to follow. Read the resolutions in full here ... and rejoice in this powerful witness of the bishops of this Episcopal Church!