The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
By United Press International

IRS gets complaints about pulpit politics

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- An organization that promotes separation of church and state has filed complaints with the Internal Revenue Service about political sermons in U.S. pulpits.

Episcopalians: 'Restraint' on gay bishops

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Bishops of the U.S. Episcopal Church approved a document Tuesday that promises “to exercise restraint” in the consecration of gay bishops.

U.S. bishop writes to Nigerian archbishop

WOODBRIDGE, Va., May 2 (UPI) -- The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church has asked Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola not to install a Virginia rector Saturday to head a new denomination.

U.S. Episcopal Church at odds with left

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first female bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Church, signed a statement last month that many are saying undermines gay rights. The Washington Post Sunday reported on Jefferts Schori's decision to sign the international statemen

Some U.S. Episcopalians welcome schism

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Rather than back down on gay rights, several senior U.S. Episcopalians told The Washington Post they would welcome a rift with the global Anglican Communion.

World Anglicans facing difficult meeting

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Leaders of the worldwide Anglican Communion are gathering in Africa to determine if the member churches can remain together. The group, which is composed of national churches, is headed by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. He called the meeting Wed

Bishop heads to Tanzania

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Episcopal Church's new presiding bishop was headed from New York to Tanzania to meet with African primates angry over her acceptance of gay clergy.

Break in Episcopal church announced

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Eight of Virginia's 195 Episcopal congregations announced Sunday that their members had voted to cut ties with the Episcopal Church.

Woman becomes Episcopal presiding bishop

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- More than 3,000 people packed Washington National Cathedral for the installation Saturday of the U.S. Episcopal Church's first female presiding bishop.

Anglican Church to face gay, women issues

CANTERBURY, England, June 28 (UPI) -- The head of the Anglican Church, based in Britain, called for an agreement over divisive issues and sent a warning to those who don't sign on.

Woman elected to head Episcopal Church

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 19 (UPI) -- The Episcopal Church has chosen Nevada Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori as presiding bishop at its convention in Columbus, Ohio.
Katharine Jefferts Schori
Katharine Jefferts Schori (L), seen here speaking to the House of Deputies in June, 2006, was ordained presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church on November 4, 2006, the first female presiding bishop for the global Anglican Communion. (UPI Photo/Episcopal News Service)

Katharine Jefferts Schori (born March 26, 1954, in Pensacola, Florida) is the Presiding Bishop of Episcopal Church in the United States of America. She is the first woman elected primate in the Anglican Communion.

Jefferts Schori was raised in the Roman Catholic Church until 1963 when, at the age of eight, her parents brought her into the Episcopal Church with their own move out of Roman Catholicism. She attended school in New Jersey, then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in biology from Stanford University in 1974, a Master of Science in oceanography in 1977 and a Ph.D. in 1983, also in oceanography, from Oregon State University. She earned her Master of Divinity in 1994 from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and was ordained priest that year. She served as assistant rector at the Church of the Good Samaritan, Corvallis, Oregon, where she had special responsibility for pastoring the Hispanic community (she speaks Spanish fluently). In 2001, she was elected and consecrated Bishop of Nevada. She was awarded a Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) in 2001 from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. (It is a common practice at most Episcopal seminaries to award an honorary doctorate to alumni who become bishops.) She is an instrument-rated and third-generation pilot and her parents were both also pilots.

She married Richard Schori, an Oregon State professor of topology, in 1979. Their daughter Katharine is a captain and pilot in the United States Air Force and has flown VIPs in VC-21 Learjets and AWACS command-and-control planes.

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