Diocese of Fort Worth

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January 9, 2008

Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth Bishop Jack Iker and the diocesan Standing Committee said January 9 that "the structure and polity of the Province of the Southern Cone would afford our diocese greater self-determination than we currently have under the General Convention of The Episcopal Church...

November 16, 2007

The 25th annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth November 17 gave the first of two approvals needed to amend its constitution and remove accession to the Constitution and Canons of General Convention, as well as several canonical amendments that eliminate mention of the...

November 12, 2007

In a letter dated November 12, Fort Worth Bishop Jack Leo Iker declared, "I have abandoned nothing, and I have violated no canons," in response to a warning earlier this month from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of the consequences if he continued to encourage his diocese to attempt...

November 7, 2007

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has made public another letter of warning sent to a bishop actively seeking to withdraw his diocese from the Episcopal Church.

The letter to Bishop Jack Leo Iker of the Diocese of Fort Worth notifies him that such a step would force her to take...

September 20, 2007

The vestry of All Saints Episcopal Church, Wichita Falls, in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, voted September 18 to remove itself from the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes, of which the diocese is a founding member.

Reportedly, the vote was eight in favor and one...

September 9, 2007

House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson assured Episcopalians in the Diocese of Fort Worth September 8 that they will be supported by the leadership of the wider church "so that you may answer God's call to mission."

"Above all else, I want you to know that faithful Episcopalians...

November 19, 2006

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, meeting in its 24th annual convention on November 17 and 18, adopted four resolutions, including one that withdraws the diocese's consent to membership in Province VII of the Episcopal Church, and another that provides a mechanism for parishes to remove...

October 19, 2004

The long awaited report of The Lambeth Commission on Communion has now been received, and it deserves careful consideration by all church leaders, clergy and laity alike. It is entitled “The Windsor Report 2004,” and it contains several important recommendations as to how we can maintain the...

October 3, 2003

In special conventions, the Dioceses of Ft. Worth, Pittsburgh and South Carolina have repudiated the decisions of the Minneapolis General Convention to confirm the election of Gene Robinson as the church's first openly gay bishop and to recognize that the blessing of same-gender relationships...

August 28, 2002

Bishop Jack Iker and the standing committee of the Diocese of Fort Worth have refused to join other members of Province VII for their annual synod in October because of Kansas bishop William Smalley's decision to authorize the blessing of relationships other than heterosexual marriage. Smalley...

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