Gender Equality

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March 7, 2018

The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church are meeting in retreat at Camp Allen in Navasota, TX. During the March 7 session, the bishops unanimously accepted the following statement on sexual harassment, gender-based violence, and gender bias and inequity. 

This is the first time the...

February 6, 2018

The Diocese of Washington holds its 123rd diocesan convention Jan. 27 at Washington National Cathedral. Photo: Diocese of Washington, via Facebook

[Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Washington is calling on the Episcopal Church’s General Convention to...

January 23, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil – the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil – has elected its first female bishop, some 34 years after the province first paved the way for women to serve in all three orders of ministry. The Rev. Canon Marinez Santos...

May 1, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The seven female bishops of the provinces of the Anglican Church Australia and of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have used their first ever meeting to speak out “for the well-being of girls and women across the Anglican Communion.”

During the three...

April 25, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Mothers’ Union has warned against a “weakening resolve” in the fight for women’s empowerment and called upon the UK to do more to promote gender equality, and end discrimination against women in the workplace. Following the 61st United Nations Commission on the...

March 27, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of South India leadership has stated in unequivocal terms that it is committed to gender equity in society. Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the two-day orientation to representatives from the different CSI dioceses covering the five...

March 7, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s first female diocesan bishop, Bishop of Gloucester Rachel Treweek, has marked International Women’s Day on March 8 with an event to promote gender equality. The gathering, at Britain’s upper chamber of parliament, the House of Lords, was...

April 5, 2016

By: Erin Morey, Diocese of Pittsburgh

I am honored to have served as one of the Episcopal Church's delegates to United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in both 2015 and 2016. 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a global resolution and agenda intended to end gender...

August 16, 2010

"For slightly less than half my life I was an intentionally de-churched person. Although the faith of my childhood had been a source of great comfort to me I also found that church to hold a very narrow view of God. My own prayer life suggested to me that God was much more expansive than the...

May 6, 2010

We know that women and girls around the world face violence and discrimination daily. We also know that CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, helps women and girls to go to school, to own and inherit property, to take part in public life, and to...

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