Pittsburgh Update

Pittsburgh Update publishes weekly summaries of recent developments in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, The Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Communion that affect or could affect Pittsburgh Episcopalians. Emphasis is on reporting, not interpretation. This is a service of Progressive Episcopalians of Pittsburgh. This site is in no way affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh or the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

News for Week Ending 11/7/2011

NZ set to reject Covenant

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia reported November 5, 2011, that rejection of the Anglican Covenant by that church seems all but assured. The Tikanga Maori, at its biennial runanganui (synod). The runanganui voted to reject the Covenant, which binds members of the Tikanga Maori when the Covenant comes to a vote in the General Synod in July. All three Tikanga must agree if the Covenant is to be approved.

Episcopal Church shows membership decline

According to a November 4, 2011, story from Episcopal News Service, 2010 saw a continuing decline in Episcopal Church membership. ENS reported that membership has decreased 16% since 2000. As of 2010, the church claims 2,125,012 members. In the past year, some dioceses have seen membership declines, but others have seen growth. Pittsburgh is among the dioceses that grew in 2010.

Diocesan convention concluded

The 146th annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh was held at Christ Church, North Hills, November 4 and 5, 2011. The convention was largely without controversy. The diocese has reported the results of elections here. Lionel Deimel has reported on other aspects of the convention on his blog.