Women's Ordination

Articles

May 9, 2004

The Rev. Bavi Edna 'Nedi' Rivera was elected Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of Olympia May 8, making her the first Hispanic woman bishop and only the 12th woman bishop in the history of the Episcopal Church in the United States.

The election, held at St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle,...

August 3, 2003

After 27 years of ordained ministry by women, the time for talking is over, deputies stated Sunday afternoon.

Deputies approved a heavily amended resolution (A017) that would have requested $50,000 for a national conversation “to assist the whole church to promote, explore and develop...

November 6, 2002

With just the right blend of sass and sentimentality, the Diocese of Massachusetts bid farewell to its outspoken suffragan bishop, Barbara Clementine Harris--the first woman to be elected a bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Over several days, culminating in the diocesan...

October 24, 2002

In the end, the A045 Task Force--charged by the 2000 General Convention to 'visit, interview, assess and assist' the bishops, leaders and people of the Dioceses of Fort Worth, Quincy and San Joaquin to comply fully with canons regarding the ordination of women--could do everything that was...

February 25, 2002

At its February 22-25 meeting in San Antonio, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council heard a “mid-process report” on visits by a task force to the three dioceses that do not ordain women to the priesthood.

The nine-member task force was authorized under resolution A045, passed by the...

October 14, 2001

In an historic election, the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia on October 13 elected the first female bishop in its history--and the first indigenous female elected bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

The Rev. Carol J. Gallagher was elected bishop suffragan and will assist...

July 1, 1998

Ten years ago at the last Lambeth Conference the most threatening issue was women's ordination. Only a handful of provinces ordained women to the priesthood and none yet had taken the next step of ordaining women bishops. A decade later women's ordination is taking the back seat to sexuality as...

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