[Episcopal News Service] Forty years ago on Sept. 16, 1976, the General Convention officially opened the Episcopal Church’s ranks of priests and bishops to women. When the House of Bishops was reminded of the anniversary at the opening of its Sept. 16 session in Detroit, Michigan, the bishops responded with a sustained standing ovation. An […]
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[Anglican Communion News Service] After 20 years of prayers, hopes and fundraising, a new women’s mission center opened in Seoul, Korea, in early September. The idea for the center was first mooted in a resolution from the Anglican Church of Korea’s Women’s Forum in 1993. The project itself was launched in 1995 but it has […]
Secretary General also challenged: Turn focus away from internal conflict
[Episcopal News Service] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion said March 16 that Anglican and Episcopal women must continue – and redouble – their work to change the fate of women and girls in their communities, including by working with their national and local governments. “Sisters, opportunities are many, but we cannot afford to […]
Expert: women must be allowed to claim place in 'big decision-making spaces'
[Episcopal News Service] For centuries and all over the world, women have always worked for peace and, while their skills are more needed now than ever, one peacemaker says women’s stories and their abilities have been discounted and erased. Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, co-founder and executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based International Civil Society Action Network, told […]
Theme: ‘Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development’
[Episcopal News Service] Examples of women’s strength, courage and “sisterhood of the suffering” can be found throughout the Bible, including in the two lectionary readings coinciding with the opening of the 60th annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The March 14 readings, 2 Kings 4:18-37, where Elisha raises the Shunnamite’s son, the […]
[Anglican Communion News Service] When the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women convenes in New York next month to explore women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development it will benefit from the experience and knowledge of some 22 Anglican women from 18 provinces. The 60th meeting of the U.N. Commission on the […]
[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Newcastle Christine Hardman on Jan. 26 become the second female bishop in the Church of England to take her seat in the U.K.’s House of Lords – the upper house of the U.K. Parliament. The ceremony took place the day after her neighboring bishop secured a Lords’ victory over […]
[Anglican Journal] History was made in Uruguay on Nov. 22 with the first-ever ordination of women to the Anglican priesthood in the country. The Rev. Audrey Taylor Gonzalez, the Rev. Cynthia Myers Dickin and the Rev. Susana Lopez Lerena were ordained priests on the Feast of the Reign of Christ at Holy Trinity Cathedral in […]
[Anglican Communion News Service] The first woman to sit as a bishop in the U.K. parliament has taken her seat. Bishops have played a formal part in the U.K. parliament since before the origins of democracy in the country. Initially as advisers to the Monarch, Anglican bishops now occupy 26 seats in the upper house […]