Women's Ordination

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February 8, 2010

A committee charged with revising a draft measure that would pave the way for women to be consecrated as bishops in the Church of England needs more time to consider the legislation, Bishop Nigel McCulloch of Manchester told General Synod members as they commenced their Feb. 8-12 meeting in...

November 15, 2009

Fort Worth Episcopalians spent a busy and joyous Nov. 13-15 weekend electing their next provisional bishop at diocesan convention, and a day later celebrated the ordination of the first woman priest in the 27-year history of the Texas-based diocese.

About 75 clergy and lay delegates who...

October 7, 2009

Close to 100 women ordained in the Episcopal Church and serving in Province VIII gathered recently to rejoice in the work of women in the church during the province's first-ever Imagine Conference.

"Sisters, always remember, the power behind you is greater than the task ahead of you,"...

September 1, 2009

Episcopal Life Online has received a number of responses to the Opinion article "Women's ordination: not all consequences were positive" by Alda Marsh Morgan. A sampling of letters is included below.

 

 

Thurman Hart • Jersey City, New Jersey

 

I would like to...

August 24, 2009

It is interesting to me, as a theologically educated lay woman and a former lay woman church worker, that the observations of the 35th anniversary of women's ordination (see Episcopal Life Online story here) are positive. There was nothing from the critics of the action and, while there was...

July 29, 2009

Growing up in the 60s, I lived in a world with clearly defined roles for men and women. Most of my friends' fathers worked and their mothers stayed home and took care of the children and the house. The few women whom I knew worked were nurses, teachers, or secretaries.

At church, there...

June 24, 2009

The Episcopal Diocese of Cuba held a special electoral synod June 19-20, but after 10 rounds of voting no new bishop was elected to replace Bishop Miguel Tamayo Zaldívar who has served as interim bishop for six years and plans to retire.

The Cuban church has not elected its own bishop...

February 11, 2009

The long and arduous road towards accepting women bishops in the Church of England became an inch shorter February 11 as the General Synod passed a motion to send a draft measure on the matter to a revision committee that will spend the next 12 months reworking the legislation.

The draft...

August 11, 2008

Three generations of ordained women recently stood together at the altar of St. Stephen's Parish in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in a Eucharist celebrating the Rev. Gwen Sears' 80th birthday and her 50 years of service to the church.

Joining Sears, a deacon since 1982, were the Rev. Hannah...

August 1, 2008

The 2008 Lambeth Conference is the second of the decennial meetings to include female bishops and several of them said the welcome is warmer, but that they wish more consideration were given to women's issues.

Out of the 670 bishops attending, 18 are female, compared to 11 in 1998. The...

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