Which Episcopal bishop is a descendent of a murderer of an Archbishop of Canterbury? Most Rev. Frank Tracy Griswold is a direct descendant of William de Tracy, one of the four knights who murdered Thomas A'Beckett, Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1170.

State with the highest percentage of citizens of Hispanic/Latino origin: New Mexico (42.1%)

Percentage of Episcopal Church clergy of Hispanic/Latino origin in New Mexico's Diocese of Rio Grande:
1.4%

The Episcopal Church diocese that grew the most during the Decade of Evangelism: Vermont (50.3%)

The Episcopal Church diocese which grew the least during the Decade of Evangelism: West Tennessee (-39.9%)

If a gay priest is elected bishop in the elections scheduled between April 1, 2003 and General Convention, who will need to approve that election for it to be accepted by the whole Episcopal Church?

Persons elected as bishop within 120 days of General Convention must receive

consents of a majority in each House of General Convention. Persons elected

bishop at other times, must receive consents by mail of a majority of the House of Bishops and a majority of the diocesan Standing Committees.

What is the difference between the church organizations IRD and IDS?

The Institute for Religion and Democracy (IRD) is a think-tank and activist organization of political and religious conservatives. The Institute for Religion and Democracy is a think-tank and activist organization of political and religious liberals.

What is the difference between ECW and EWC?

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is a service organization dating back for more than a century, with a chapter in almost every parish. The Episcopal Women's Caucus (EWC) is an advocacy organization for women's ministries and came into being to promote women's ordination as priests before that was possible.

Witness contributing editor Louie Crew, founder of Integrity and a longtime Episcopal Church leader (he currently sits on the Episcopal Church's Executive Council and the Diocese of Newark's deputation to General Convention 2003) is a well-known collector and disseminator of statistics and little-known facts about the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. His website is www.andromeda.rutgers.edu/~lcrew.