The process for nominating candidates by petition to be considered for Bishop of Rhode Island is now open and will continue through 5p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) Sunday, March 25.
The petition process replaces the former custom of allowing nominations from the floor during the electing convention. The Canons of the Diocese of Rhode Island do not permit nominations from the floor. Opening this process well in advance of the Convention will allow sufficient time to conduct the same kinds of background checks and deep reference checks on petition nominees as were conducted on other applicants. Those checks can identify any legal issues or red flags in a potential nominee’s background.
Complete information about the petition process, including requirements for submitting nominations, is posted on the Petition Process page of www.episcopalrisearch.org.