Forward in Faith North America

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Forward in Faith North America (FIF-NA) is a traditionalist Anglican organization founded in 1976 in reaction to the Episcopal Church in the United States of America's decisions in General Convention to authorize the ordination of women to the priesthood. Intended to provide a network for opponents of women's ordination, it was originally called the Evangelical and Catholic Mission. In 1989, at the time of the consecration of Barbara Harris as first woman bishop in the Episcopal Church in the U.S., it changed its name to the Episcopal Synod of America.

In 1999, ESA voted to join with Forward in Faith, an organization in the United Kingdom which "represents a traditionalist strand of Anglo-Catholicism and which is characterised by its opposition to the ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopate and, more recently, to more liberal Anglican views of homosexuality and support for abortion rights, changing its name to Forward in Faith North America.

Forward in Faith North America would be a founding partner of the Anglican Church in North America in June 2009. It publishes a bimonthly magazine called Forward in Christ.

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Leaders of the organization have included:

David Standish Ball of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany participated in the opening meeting of the Episcopal Synod of America, but subsequently changed his position on the ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopate.[1]

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