Resolution of Upper SC’s Executive Council and Standing Committee

January 24, 2007

At a meeting on January 13, the Diocesan Executive Council of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina, in its role as council to the Bishop as well as in its role as Standing Committee of the Diocese, passed a resolution in support of the November 26, 2006, proposal for Alternative Primatial Oversight produced by a group of bishops of the Episcopal Church who met at the suggestion of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The resolution follows.

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Whereas, a group of bishops of the Episcopal Church have asked the Archbishop of Canterbury to provide their dioceses “Alternative Primatial Oversight” in their letter entitled “An Appeal to the Archbishop of Canterbury”; and,Whereas, at the suggestion of the Archbishop of Canterbury, a group of bishops of the Episcopal Church has met with the Presiding Bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and, on November 27, 2006, made a response to that request; and, Whereas, the Archbishop of Canterbury has indicated interest in knowing the minds of Bishops of The Episcopal Church concerning the response of this group of Bishops; and,Whereas, the Right Rev’d Dorsey F. Henderson, Jr., Bishop of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina, has proclaimed his commitment to be a “Windsor bishop of a
Windsor diocese”;
Therefore, be it resolved that we, the Diocesan Executive Council of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina, as Executive Council as well as Standing Committee of the Diocese, join our bishop and  communicate to the Archbishop of Canterbury our support of the response proposed in November, 2006, by the aforementioned group of bishops, as a reasonable, adequate and gracious set of proposals that addresses the requests for “alternative Primatial oversight” in a way that moves the discussion in a positive direction; and,Be it further resolved that this resolution be communicated to the Presiding Bishop, members of the House of Bishops, the President of the House of Deputies, Episcopal News Service, Anglican Communion News Service, Episcopal Life, and The Living Church.

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