Comments: Faith in courts

So it's not just us (the Episcopal Church), and it's no new thing for church property disputes to be in the courts.

The article is quite good. Thanks for the link, Simon.

Posted by Grandmère Mimi at Friday, 7 January 2011 at 1:19am GMT

Here's an interesting development in the Virginia parishes that are attempting to walk with tens of millions of dollars worth of property that doesn't belong to them: http://www.episcopalcafe.com/lead/news_reports/longtime_truro_cleric_fired.html

Posted by JPM at Saturday, 8 January 2011 at 3:35am GMT

Th final paragraph of this report makes very interesting reading - where it refers to the court's leaning towards the 'loyalty' owed to the founding church body - in this case, the Anglican Church of Canada. In other words, changing loyalties (such as, for instance, diversion from the contemporary stance of the Church as the local Body of Christ) is not sufficient grounds for alienation of the property belonging to that Church.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Sunday, 9 January 2011 at 9:32pm GMT
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