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Monday, July 14, 2008

Katharine Jefferts Schori


- a Ph.D in oceanography as well as a bishop

Who knows if we'll ever see a woman bishop in the Catholic Church, but I'm vicariously proud of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the US, Katharine Jefferts Schori. She's in the news now because of the Lambeth Conference (see the official Lambeth site) that's about to start. If you want to read more about her, there's a recent interview with her in the Telegraph - US Anglican leader Katherine Jefferts Schori wades into women bishop row. And you can read about her preaching at Salisbury's Cathedral Church of St. Mary (with links to the sermons) here.


2 Comments:

Blogger cowboyangel said...

Pretty impressive woman. Cool that she has a PhD in oceanography - and she's a pilot! Glad to see the Episcopalians are open enough to have a woman Presiding Bishop.

I see she's written a book, A Wing and a Prayer: A Message of Faith and Hope.

Publisher's Weekly says:

Jefferts Schori, the oceanographer-turned-priest who was elected in 2006 as the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the USA—the first woman in history to be so honored anywhere in the Anglican Communion—offers musings on faith, diversity, and the church’s fight for justice in the world. This is not an autobiography, though Jefferts Schori does reveal some tidbits about her life, including her aviation hobby and various world travels. It is instead a collection of micro-sermons grouped thematically around issues like social justice, the deep love of God, and the need for interfaith understanding, and the responsibility of all baptized persons to participate in lay ministry. Readers can take the sermons all in one sitting or digest them slowly as a daily devotional; since there are 40-odd homilies, the collection seems particularly tailor-made for Lenten practice. Jefferts Schori speaks from an Episcopalian perspective, but also draws on Orthodox, Catholic and other Protestant traditions, making this a thoughtful resource for many different Christian denominations. She expresses special concern for the Millennium Development Goals adopted by the Episcopal Church in 2000, and offers strong and specific suggestions about ways people can help eradicate poverty and work for peace.

1:39 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Thanks for the info, William. I'll look for it at the library :)

2:05 PM  

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