Women's Ordination

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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...

July 9, 2008

The Vatican has said a decision by the Church of England to support the consecration of women as bishops is a setback to dialogue efforts with the Roman Catholic Church.

"Such a decision signifies a break with the apostolic tradition maintained by all of the churches since the first...

July 8, 2008

The Church of England's General Synod on July 7 approved a motion that supports the consecration of women as bishops and affirmed that "special arrangements" should be made available for those opposed to the move.

After a four-hour debate and 13 proposed amendments, two of which were...

April 27, 2008

The Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne, Dr. Philip Freier, has announced the appointment of the Rev. Canon Barbara Darling as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Melbourne. She is currently the vicar of the parish of St James', Dandenong.

Darling, 60, is only the second woman to be made...

April 10, 2008

With the April 11 announcement that the Venerable Kay Goldsworthy has been named assistant bishop for the Anglican Diocese of Perth, the Anglican Church of Australia becomes the fourth province in the Anglican Communion to appoint or elect a woman to serve in the episcopate.

Archbishop...

February 5, 2007

Members of a Cuban diocesan synod burst into applause and shouts of joy on Sunday when Archbishop Andrew Hutchison of the Anglican Church of Canada announced the appointment of Rev. Canon Nerva Cot Aguilera as one of two new suffragan bishops for the Cuban Anglican Church.

 

She...

November 15, 2006

The Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, meeting November 10-11 for its 154th Convention, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the ordination of women.

The convention opened with a renewal of baptismal vows with a procession of women clergy pouring water from small containers into the font at the...

October 2, 2006

The first women priests in Sri Lanka's Anglican Church have said their ordination is a dream come true.

The Rev. Chandrika Mayurawathie, along with the Rev. Malini Devananda, whose husband is an Anglican priest, and the Rev. Glory Jeyaraj, were ordained on September 14 by Bishop Duleep...

July 9, 2006

The process of ordaining women bishops in the Church of England began its steady course July 10 after a motion that calls for the practical and legislative arrangements of admitting women to the episcopate to be explored passed by a large majority with three amendments and after a four-hour...

July 26, 2004

Women's ordination: 30 ways to mark 30 years Divinity School establishes Sue Hiatt Chair to honor pioneering priest To Read: FREEDOM IS A DREAM: A Documentary History of Women in the Episcopal Church, edited by Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook To Read: LEADING LADIES: Transformative Biblical Images for...

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