Thursday, September 7, 2017

Former isle Episcopal bishop known for integrity, advocacy

From Hawaii-

Richard Sui On Chang, known as “Uncle Bishop” while heading the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii and the first person of Chinese heritage to hold the position in the U.S., has died at the age of 76.

Chang was instrumental in helping the late Presiding Bishop Edmond Lee Browning lead the national Episcopal Church in implementing progressive changes, advocating for AIDS victims, the LGBTQ community, female priests and African-Americans.

From 1986 to 1995, Chang was executive officer to Browning in New York, later becoming chief operations officer there from 1995 to 1996. He served as bishop of Hawaii from 1997 to 2007 before retiring.

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