Episcopalians: How to Carry Out a Conviction

As much as any other U.S. denomination, the Episcopal Church has made clear its belief that racism and inequality are among the great social evils of the age. Precisely how to implement that conviction proved to be a major issue at the opening sessions of the church's triennial General Convention in Seattle last week. In his opening state-of-the-church address, Presiding Bishop John E. Hines declared that the racial crisis "can be as fatal to the well-being of this nation as anything short of a nuclear holocaust" and proposed that the church spend $3...

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