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Isle bishop urges Episcopal Church to adapt to culture

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 10, 2012

~~<p>When King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma invited the Anglican Church to Hawaii 150 years ago, they wanted to establish a church that not only honored Jesus Christ, but one that respected Hawaiian culture and met the needs of its multi-ethnic community.</p>
<p>This inherent willingness to adapt to a local culture and &quot;meet people where they are&quot; will be essential for the future growth of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii and for the entire denomination in divergent parts the world, Hawaii Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick said in an interview Monday.</p>
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When King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma invited the Anglican Church to Hawaii 150 years ago, they wanted to establish a church that not only honored Jesus Christ, but one that respected Hawaiian culture and met the needs of its multi-ethnic community.

This inherent willingness to adapt to a local culture and "meet people where they are" will be essential for the future growth of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii and for the entire denomination in divergent parts the world, Hawaii Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick said in an interview Monday. Login for more...



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