Tuesday, June 24, 2008

On A Similar Note...

There is one Episcopal parish in Provo, Utah - home to Brigham Young University, where the religious population is 98% Mormon. Coming from an ex-Mormon background, I can only imagine the kind of sanctuary and safe harbor that place has been for so many people struggling with faith.

They have a great creed at St. Mary's, one which I think speaks to people from all walks of life, especially those who have suffered spiritual abuse at the hands of their faith system and its leaders:

+Mercy over Judgment+

+Relationships over Rules+

+Spirituality over Religion+



Azalea said...

Provo is only 98% Mormon? I thought it was higher than that. But all Episcopal churches in Utah seem to be safe havens. And we started out that way in Utah. The St Mark's website has a page on the history of the Episcopal Church in Utah that's good.

Wendy J. Duncan said...

Hi Eric,

My husband and I left a spiritually abusive Bible-based cult several years ago and found refuge in a small Episcopalian church. This church helped us to reconnect to God.

Wendy J. Duncan
Author: I Can't Hear God Anymore: Life in a Dallas Cult
website: www.dallascult.com