Friday, July 15, 2016

Edmond L. Browning, an Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop, Dies at 87

Old news from The New York Times-

Edmond L. Browning, who as the presiding bishop in the United States welcomed women into the hierarchy of the Episcopal Church, supported a role for gay and lesbian congregants, and lobbied aggressively for civil rights and against the nuclear arms race, died on Monday at his home in Dee, Ore. He was 87.

His death was announced by the Episcopal Church.

When he was elected in 1985 to lead the 2.8-million-member Christian denomination, which broke from the Church of England after the American Revolution, he immediately set the tone for his 12-year tenure by declaring, “I want to be very clear: This church of ours is open to all — there will be no outcasts — the convictions and hopes of all will be honored.”

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