Provincial and Episcopal delegates named for March 2017 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Note: the following information is presented in English and Spanish Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español Provincial and Episcopal delegates named for March 2017 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women [November 11, 2016] Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has named the provincial delegate and churchwide delegates to represent […]

Church in Wales appoints first female bishop

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church in Wales has elected its first female bishop, a little more than three years since the province passed legislation opening the episcopate to women. The Rev. Canon Joanna Penberthy, currently rector of Glan Ithon in Llandrindod Wells, in the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, was elected as the next bishop […]

Marking the 40th anniversary of General Convention’s approval of women’s ordination

[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 […]

Interactive timeline of the history of women’s ordination

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Two-decade wait finally over for Korean women’s ministry centre

[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 […]

Communion women can help change sisters’ fate, says Anglican leader

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 […]

‘Women build peace’ but their voices and stories have been ignored

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 […]

Anglican, Episcopal women gather to open the 60th annual UNCSW

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 voices at UN Commission on the Status of Women

[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 […]

Bishop of Newcastle Christine Hardman takes seat in House of Lords

[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 […]