Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A new day in San Joaquin...

Reports from the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin - what a difference a year makes:
Episcopalians from a diocese that divided partly over homosexuality overwhelmingly approved a proposal to create a new commission that would support gays and lesbians.

The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin gave the thumbs up to an "equality commission" during its annual convention, which concluded Sunday.

Delegates voted to create a commission that would include lay and clergy members to support, engage and affirm marginalized communities within the diocese, according to The Episcopal News Service. In this case, the marginalized are identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender persons, as well as women and various ethnic communities, among a few others.

More here and here.

Kudos to our inspirational blog - Fr. Jake Stops the World - for his work to bring about this new day.

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