July 18, 2014
[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.
[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 efforts to promote equal, influential and safe participation...
July 14, 2014
June 20, 2014
[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 July 11 with the Report by the Business Committee on the Article 8 Reference to the dioceses.
This will be...
May 21, 2014
[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...
May 5, 2014
[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 priests. Canon Philippa Boardman presided at the service. Read Archbishop Justin’s sermon below.