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Letters to AO

EVERY WEEK WE PUBLISH a selection of letters we receive in response to something you've read at Anglicans Online. Stop by and have a look at what other AO readers are thinking.

Alas, we cannot publish every letter we receive. And we won't publish letters that are anonymous, hateful, illiterate, or otherwise in our judgment do not benefit the readers of Anglicans Online. We usually do not publish letters written in response to other letters. We edit letters to conform with standard AO house style for punctuation, but we do not change, for example, American spelling to conform to Canadian orthography. On occasion we'll gently edit letters that are too verbose in their original form. Email addresses are included when the authors give permission to do so.

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Letters from 15 to 22 July 2012

Like all letters to the editor everywhere, these letters express the opinions of the writers and not Anglicans Online. We publish letters that we think will be of interest to our readers, whether we agree with them or not. If you'd like to write a letter of your own, click here.

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Bicameral from the beginning

A letter to the editor last week once again asked the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church to "slow down on pastoral decisions." What people in other provinces of the Communion sometimes overlook is the fact that the House of Deputies has legislative power which is equal to that of the House of Bishops.

Thus "the will of the people" is a significant factor in our Church's governance, and always has been.

William Bippus
St. Paul's Church
Marinette, Wisconsin, USA
16 July 2012

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Earlier letters

We launched our 'Letters to AO' section on 11 May 2003. All published letters are in our archives.

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