Episcopal Church http://nhpr.org en Incoming Bishop Sees Vibrant Community, Not Disunity, in Episcopal Diocese http://nhpr.org/post/incoming-bishop-sees-vibrant-community-not-disunity-episcopal-diocese <p>This weekend the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire formally begins the process of installing its next bishop.</p><p>His name is <strong>Robert Hirschfeld</strong>, and he comes to New Hampshire after working for about a decade at a church in western Massachusetts. He&rsquo;ll formally be consecrated as Bishop Coadjutor at a ceremony this weekend in Concord. Once that happens Hirschfeld will be in line to lead the Diocese next January, when Bishop Gene Robinson retires.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 22:11:52 +0000 Brady Carlson 10007 at http://nhpr.org Incoming Bishop Sees Vibrant Community, Not Disunity, in Episcopal Diocese NH Episcopalians Elect Next Bishop: Robert Hirschfeld http://nhpr.org/post/nh-episcopalians-elect-next-bishop-robert-hirschfeld <p>Episcopalians in New Hampshire have elected Reverend Robert Hirschfeld as their next Bishop.&nbsp;He will replace Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the history of the church.</p><p>Robert Hirschfeld &ndash; currently the rector of Grace Church in Amherst Massachusetts &ndash; was elected on the first ballot, which is a rarity in Episcopalian elections.</p><p>The chair of the Bishop Search and Nomination Committee, Kevin Nichols, says that reflects a consensus in the New Hampshire dioceses that Hirschfeld is the right man for the job.</p> Sat, 19 May 2012 20:14:44 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 5179 at http://nhpr.org NH Episcopalians Elect Next Bishop: Robert Hirschfeld NH Episcopalians Prepare to Elect New Bishop http://nhpr.org/post/nh-episcopalians-prepare-elect-new-bishop <p>Today members of the New Hampshire Episcopalian dioceses are gathering to elect a successor to Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Bishop in the history of the church.&nbsp;</p><p>The election of Robinson in 2003 tore a rift in the global Anglican community. In 2010, Robinson announced that he would retire next January, saying years of death threats and controversy had taken their toll.</p><p>The vice-chair of New Hampshire&rsquo;s bishop search committee, Margaret Porter, says that sexual orientation did not figure in to the selection of candidates.</p> Sat, 19 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 5148 at http://nhpr.org NH Episcopalians Prepare to Elect New Bishop Three Candidates in Consideration for New Hampshire's Next Episcopal Bishop http://nhpr.org/post/three-candidates-consideration-new-hampshires-next-episcopal-bishop <p>New Hampshire Episcopalians are set to choose a successor to retiring Bishop Gene Robinson, whose election in 2003 as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop created worldwide headlines and controversy between the church and the Anglican Communion.</p><p><strong>Lisa Wangsness</strong> covers religion for the Boston Globe; she joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to look at the three candidates and the state of the Episcopal Church in New Hampshire.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 20:58:33 +0000 Brady Carlson 5146 at http://nhpr.org