Friday, May 3, 2019

Episcopal Church mourns leader from Franklin Lakes who fought for women's rights

From Newark-

The Episcopal Church is mourning the loss of Marge Christie, a relentless activist for the rights of women and other excluded groups in the church.

Christie, who resided in Franklin Lakes, died on April 14 at age 90 of natural causes, said her family.

The mother of four never worked in a formal career: Her life's passion was the church, and her mission was inclusivity, a crusade that gave her national recognition.

Over six decades, she served the Episcopal Church in numerous capacities, including as lay deputy at 12 national General Conventions, where church policy is decided. She was part of the first group of women to be seated in the House of Deputies — one of two legislative houses in a General Convention — and was the first woman to sit on the national church's Executive Council, a body that administers policies adopted by a General Convention.

She was also founder of The Diocese of Newark's LGBTQ ministry and its Dismantling Racism Commission.

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