Just a quick note to say that I have come to an understanding with E-Sangha, and anticipate that I will be rejoining in the coming days. Hopefully, good things will come from this for everyone, and the short period of trouble has been worth what may come from it.
Much better than conflict is ending conflict, of course.
They will continue to be strict in their policies, and that is fine. I think there is a way to seek to speak honestly, both for myself and our tradition, yet with a diplomatic and mindful sensitivity to the beliefs of others. So, I am hoping that it will be good and that "Right Speech" will prevail.