The following statement from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is in tribute to Rachel Held Evans:
“Today is a sad day for our Church and for everyone who found the path home to our loving, liberating, life-giving God because of Rachel Held Evans. She was a fearless seeker of truth and servant of Jesus, and her witness will inspire and heal generations to come.” #BecauseofRHE
Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant, Rachel. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive her into the arms of your mercy … and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen. #BecauseofRHE
Editor’s note: The New York Times obituary on Rachel Held Evans is here.