While the movement towards women bishops is stalled in England because the revision committee missed their deadline, The Episcopal Church in Scotland moves towards the election of a new Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway for which one of the three finalists is a woman.
Conservative former-Episcopalians may be impressed by the piety and theological purity of their African counterparts, but it can be shocking when they see what happens when American culture wars are exported.
Many people fear nothing more terribly than to take a position which stands out sharply and clearly from the prevailing opinion. The tendency of most is to adopt a view that is so ambiguous that it will include everything and so popular that it will include everybody. . . . Not a few men, who cherish lofty and noble ideals, hide them under a bushel for fear of being called different.