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Bishop Karen Oliveto gains important support #ToBishopKOWithLove

April 26, 2017

Read here how Bishop Grant Hagiya prayfully lays out why the bishops of the Western Jurisdiction believe that Bishop Oliveto’s election to the Mountain Sky area is valid.

In July 2016, the Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church elected Karen Oliveto as the first openly lesbian bishop in the denomination. She joined Iliff as a member of our Board of Trustees. In response to voices who seek her removal from office, friends and supporters of Bishop Oliveto are sharing letters of gratitude and support using the hashtag #ToBishopKOwithLove.

Read our own Iliff President Rev. Dr. Tom Wolfe’s letter of support here.

Read IX Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire Gene Robinson’s support here.

Other letters of support for Karen Oliveto can be found at the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS), Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California.