DSO Events: This one is bizarre, even by DSO standards
[H/T Pearls Before Swine]
From the DSO e-newsletter:
Youth leadership program
Face to Face / Faith to Faith, an international, multifaith youth leadership program sponsored by Auburn Seminary, is looking for Episcopal teens in Southern Ohio! Since 2001, Face to Face has brought together hundreds of Christian, Jewish and Muslim teenagers from Northern Ireland, the Middle East, South Africa and the U.S. to develop a new generation of leaders able to negotiate a multifaith global society. Teens learn how their own religious traditions and those of others can be used to build a more peaceful world. The yearlong program includes preparatory work in each region, a summer intensive in Holmes, NY, and ongoing regional follow-up programs and projects. Eligible teens would be in junior high through sophomore year of high school. For more information, visit www.auburnsem.org and click on Face to Face/Faith to Faith. Information and application forms are online.
Here’s where it gets interesting. Auburn Seminary is famous (or infamous) for the Auburn Affirmation (c. 1924). What’s not at all odd is that this diocese would have anything to do with an (ahem) institution like Auburn. What is odd is that while many “progressives” in DSO would be able to sign, and all traditionalists would not be able to sign it in good conscience, as far as I can tell, Bishop Briedenthal would not be able to sign Auburn’s pride and joy.
But, more on that later… I plan on writing one or two follow-up articles on this seminary and their “Affirmation.”