Dissidents put finances in place.
The network, which claims 200,000 members, is reported to have raised $4.5 million over the last two years. It was formed in January 2004 by Episcopalians upset by the election of an openly gay man as bishop of New Hampshire and by what they perceive to be the leftward drift of the 2.2 million-member denomination.
The network ultimately hopes to break from the Episcopal church and be named its own Anglican province with its own seminaries, churches and hierarchy, according to church watchers.
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|Title Annotation:||U.S. BRIEFS|
|Publication:||National Catholic Reporter|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Aug 25, 2006|
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