Church Property Dispute

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December 18, 2008

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and the Episcopal Church both said December 19 that they will appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia to reverse some of a Fairfax County Court judge's rulings in a series of church property lawsuits.

Judge Randy I. Bellows issued a letter opinion...

October 21, 2008

A California appeals court ruled October 21 that lay leaders of a San Diego Episcopal church did not have the authority to change parish bylaws and articles of incorporation after voting to realign with a Ugandan diocese.

The ruling -- which may have implications for other California...

October 8, 2008

The rector, other affiliated clergy and some members of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Tonawanda have told Diocese of Western New York Bishop Michael Garrison that they intend to leave the Episcopal Church.

"People may come and go, but St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in...

September 28, 2008

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and the Episcopal Church have reached a legal settlement with Potomac Falls Church in Potomac Falls and Christ the Redeemer Church in Chantilly.

 

Under the settlement, which includes the Episcopal Church, the two congregations will make a payment...

July 2, 2008

The Episcopal Church has entered into a suit in support of the Diocese of Connecticut against the former rector and vestry members of Bishop Seabury Episcopal Church in Groton, Connecticut. The motion was granted by Connecticut's New London Judicial District Court on June 24. The Diocese of...

June 26, 2008

A Fairfax, Virginia, judge ruled June 27 that his application of the state's so-called "Division Statute" (Section 57-9(A)) is constitutional.

The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Virginia had argued during a May 28 hearing that that portion of the Code of Virginia, which the court...

May 14, 2008

 

Eight more religious denominations and judicatories, as well as the two other Episcopal dioceses in the state of Virginia, have asked the Fairfax County Court to let them join a friend-of-the-court brief recently filed by the United Methodist Church and several others that supports the...

April 21, 2008

Saying that “we have a canonical, fiduciary and moral responsibility to protect and preserve,” Diocese of Ohio Bishop Mark Hollingsworth Jr. has made his first public comment on a lawsuit filed in late March against five congregations in which a majority of members have voted to separate...

June 25, 2007

A California Court of Appeal has ruled in favor of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Los Angeles in cases where the majority of members of three Episcopal congregations voted to leave the Episcopal Church for oversight by bishops in another Anglican province.

The decision, which...

February 12, 2007

The defection of nine Episcopal parishes in Virginia from the Episcopal Church to place themselves under the jurisdiction of the Anglican Archbishop of Nigeria represents a repudiation of the very principles of fidelity to Scripture and reverence for tradition that the dissidents claim to...

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