Presiding Bishop featured on VOA

Voice of America brings the story of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to its listeners around the world:

It’s been a busy year for Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.

The presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, Jefferts Schori is the first woman ever elected chief pastor of that denomination, which has over two million members in 16 countries.

In the past two weeks alone, she has travelled to the Midwest to visit a diocese, attended a conference on science and religion, adjudicated concerns at a meeting of bishops, and penned what is sure to be a closely-watched sermon dealing with the U.N. Millennium Development Goals to eliminate global poverty.

“I think it was [German theologian] Karl Rahner who said, ‘Preachers are supposed stand in the pulpit with a bible in one hand, and a newspaper in the other,'” says Jefferts Schori. “There has to be some connection between those ancient stories and the struggles or joys in a particular community today.”

Read (or listen to) it all here.

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