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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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Week Ending 8/9/16

St. George's School Reaches Settlement

The parties involved in a sexual abuse lawsuit at St. George's School have announced a settlement.  The charges brought by former students involved several staff and the events dated back to the 1970s.  (See Update Story here.)

EDS Alums Respond to Trustees

The Episcopal Divinity Alumni/ae Association has issued a letter expressing regret and disappoinment that the seminary's board of trustees announced cessation of the granting of degrees after 2017.  The letter noted that the process short-circuited work being done by a trustees-appointed "Futures" committee. The board of trustees has now issued a response.

News of Women Bishops

In the first of several elections for a diocesan bishop where women candidates outnumber men, the Diocese of Central New York has elected the Rev. DeDe Duncan-Probe as the replacement for Bishop "Skip" Adams who is retiring.  Duncan-Probe, a priest in the Diocese of Virginia, was the leader on the first ballot, and was elected on the second.  The election now must be confirmed by the bishops and standing committes of dioceses in the Episcopal Church. Meanwhile in England a group supporting women priests has asked the Archbishop of Canterbury to stop facilitating formal protests during consecrations The archbishop has now responded that conversations are underway to ensure no further disruptive protests.

Church of England Fastest Growing Church in Finland

Refugees from the Sudan and South Sudan have turned the Anglican Church in Finland into that country's fastest growing church. Many of the refugees were members of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan and South Sudan.  They are finding their way to conregations of the Diocese of Europe in Finland.  For more see this article.