Saturday, October 24, 2009

Congrats to Ian Douglas, bishop-elect of Connecticut

The Rev. Dr. Ian T. Douglas

From Rev. Dr. Douglas's page at EDS

The Rev. Dr. Ian T. Douglas is a passionate educator and activist for the worldwide mission of God. A recognized leader in The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, Professor Douglas is a member of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, member of the Design Group for the 2008 Lambeth Conference, and member-elect of the Anglican Consultative Council as a priest representing The Episcopal Church.

When not in the classroom at EDS, Professor Douglas travels extensively around the world pursuing activities dedicated to promoting reconciliation in the Anglican Communion. He is widely published in missiology, the mission history of The Episcopal Church, and postcolonial perspectives on Anglican ecclesiology. His most recent book is Understanding the Windsor Report: Two Leaders in the American Church Speak Across the Divide, with Paul Zahl (Church Publishing). Professor Douglas is currently engaged as one of four co-editors of the ground-breaking worldwide study: Oxford University Press Handbook of Anglican Studies. Dedicated to helping The Episcopal Church live faithfully into God's mission through the Millennium Development Goals, Professor Douglas is co-founder and vice chair of the Board of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation. Sought after widely as a speaker and mission organizer, Professor Douglas has been quoted in almost every major syndicated newspaper in the United States including The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and The San Francisco Examiner, as well as appearing on The ABC Evening News, PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, CNN, and the BBC.

Hat tip to twitter, and Episcopal Cafe...

"Douglas has accepted. I am humbled, I am honored, and I accept." #epct

Second Ballot:
NEEDED: 144 clergy; 121 lay.
Curry, C:79;L:73
Delcuze, C:23;L:17
Douglas, C:169 L:150
Fain, C:2; L:0

Visit Dr. Douglas's page on the diocese's bishop search site, or at Episcopal Divinity School, where he is Angus Dun Professor of Mission and World Christianity.

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