Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot
Monday, 19 June 2006
Woman Bishop named a US Episcopal leader
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of Nevada has been elected Presiding Bishop of the US Episcopal Church yesterday. Quite apart from the reservations some religious conservatives may have have with the notion of a woman being elected to lead them, the fact that she is also regarded as a 'liberal' on theological matters (she supported the election of the openly gay Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire in 2003 and the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada permits the blessing of same-sex unions) is also expected to cause disquiet in some quarters.