Litigating the Schism: Orthodoxy and Property in the Episcopal Church USA – Reforming the Dennis Canon
Bernie D. Jones
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
July 20, 2010
This paper assesses the abilities of courts currently to resolve property disputes in the Episcopal Church USA, arguing that current establishment clause jurisprudential limitations necessitate that churches seek internal resolution of these matters and rely less upon secular courts as a result. It makes various suggestions towards improving the current practices.
Keywords: Episcopal Church, property, schism
Date posted: July 22, 2010
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