Thanks to John White, new Facebook friend and fellow Episcopalian for posting the quote transcribed by Dennis Wisnom at the diocesan convention of Central New York, 2009. I invite you to check out John's blog too at this Wordpress blog.
The Presiding Bishop shares her personal opinion about the Proposed Anglican Covenant
"My personal opinion is that it's really an inappropriate structural response to a situation that is going to become more and more common. My shorthand is that it's an Enlightenment response to a Post-Modern problem. Building more structure is not going to fix the challenge of living in a diverse community. The challenge of living in a diverse community is most effectively responded to by building more relationships, not by building walls, and that's hard work. It's easier just to say, 'well, you're not doing what we want, so goodbye.' That's not a Christian way of responding, that's not living into the love poured out in Christ, in my understanding."
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
speaking at The Holiday Inn, Liverpool, NY
site of the Diocesan Convention, Episcopal Diocese of Central New York