Archbishop writes to ecumenical partners about women bishops

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has written to ecumenical partners about the General Synod’s decision to allow women to become bishops, emphasizing that churches “need each other.” An ENS article about the Church of England’s decision to enable women to serve as bishops is available here. The text of Welby’s letter, which is […]

Terrie Robinson named ACO director for women in church and society

[Anglican Communion Office press release] The Rev. Terrie Robinson, formerly networks coordinator and women’s desk officer at the Anglican Communion Office, has been named its director for women in church and society. Mrs Robinson1 has moved into the new role following a decision by the Standing Committee2 that more needs to be done to support Communion-wide […]

Church of England says ‘yes’ to women as bishops

[Episcopal News Service] The Church of England made history July 14 when its General Synod, meeting in York, approved legislation to enable women to serve as bishops, possibly by 2015. The vote ends centuries of tradition and follows more than a decade of often-emotional debate accompanied by various stages of legislative action. Before the vote, […]

England’s Synod agenda built around women bishop question

[Anglican Communion News Service] The General Synod of the Church of England meets in York in July for a five day meeting July 11-15. The agenda for the meeting was published June 20. The agenda is constructed around a sequence of legislative business on women in the episcopate. This will begin on the afternoon of […]

Zimbabwe Anglicans to Mothers’ Union: ‘We resource our own change’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Mothers’ Union leaders from around the world are this week meeting in Zimbabwe to learn how Anglicans there use the Community and Church Mobilisation Process (CCMP) to positively transform themselves and their communities. The team of thirteen drawn from various countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, […]

Archbishop’s sermon to mark 20 years of women priests in England

[Lambeth Palace] Men and women are “equally icons, witnesses, vessels of Christ for the world,” Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said during a May 3 service at St. Paul’s Cathedral marking the 20th anniversary of female priests. Welby preached and acted as deacon at a service at St. Paul’s to mark 20 years of women […]

Statement from the Anglican Communion delegation to the UNCSW

Women’s Empowerment: A Gospel issue The priority theme for the 2014 session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW58) was “Challenges and Achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls”. We are at a historic point in global development and understanding as we review the […]

Anglican women gather in prayer to weave bonds of affection

Major conference hosted at Virginia Theological Seminary

[Episcopal News Service] Anglican women praying, weaving bonds of affection, participating in God’s life and love for the world, and reflecting on how such spiritual practice emerges in diverse cultural and socio-economic contexts was the focus of a March 14-16 conference at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, according to a press release. Conference participant Chrissie […]

Episcopal, Anglican women gather in NYC for UN Commission meeting

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The 58th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) meeting in New York City March 10 to March 21 will bring together women and men from the Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion. The 2014 theme of UNCSW is “Challenges and […]

Anglican Communion women to attend U.N. Commission

[Anglican Communion News Service] Women from 18 provinces of the Anglican Communion are converging on New York to take part collectively in the annual session of the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women. On Monday, March 10, the United Nations will launch the 58th session of the commission, which this year has the theme of […]