One thing you’ll learn about Center Aisle this year, if you haven’t already, is that there is plenty of room in the center. Many of our writers and contributors hail from the Diocese of Virginia. But for this General Convention, we have assembled our biggest cast ever of contributors from all over the world.
From Washington notables to African and English bishops, we’ll be offering you a diverse selection of reflections and opinions during our July 5 through 12 run at the convention. You’ll soon find these materials on our website as well. Here’s a sampling of what’s to come:
Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth of Missouri, who is also an Episcopal priest, will offer his take on how we can apply reconciling skills to the polarized world of 2012 politics. The Episcopal Church has an important message, says Danforth. It deals with humility.
The Rt. Rev. James Jones, bishop of Liverpool, will reflect on a speech from a British royal 70 years ago. He feels that message still has relevance to the Anglican Communion’s struggle for justice and freedom. It will be a real treat for Anglophiles.
We’ll also hear from the Rt. Rev. Mdimi Mhogolo, bishop of Central Tanganyika; the Rt. Rev. Justin Welby, bishop of Durham (U.K.); former Secretary of State James Baker; renowned author Brian McLaren; the Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls, chief operating officer of the Episcopal Church; and many more.
Keep coming back to Center Aisle. And, by all means, join the conversation.