December 10, 2013
[Church of England press release] The House of Bishops of the Church of England met for two days in York Dec. 9 and 10. This meeting was the first at which 8 female regional representatives attended the meeting as participant observers with the same rights as Provincial Episcopal Visitors.
Over its meeting the house covered a wide range of business including discussion of women in the episcopate, the...
November 20, 2013
[Church of England press release] The General Synod of the Church of England has Nov. 20 approved a package of measures as the next steps to enable women to become bishops.
In the debate in the morning session the synod welcomed the package of proposals outlined in the report of the Steering Committee for the...
November 18, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Steering Group of the International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN) has said that in many parts of the Communion full value is not yet given to Anglican women’s organizations that contribute to God’s mission among marginalized women and girls.
In a communiqué issued after their UK meeting, Steering Group members reflected on the place of women in the Anglican Communion and concluded that more needed to be done to ensure...
November 11, 2013
[International Anglican Women's Network press release] On the first day of their London meeting, members of the International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN) Steering Group were delighted to learn of the election of Agnes Abuom as the first woman and first African moderator of the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
IAWN Steering Group member Claudette...
September 26, 2013
[Church of England press release] The results of the first elections for female representatives to attend the House of Bishops have been announced. At its meeting of 7 February 2013 the House of Bishops decided that eight senior women clergy, elected regionally, will participate in all meetings of the House until such time as there are six female Bishops who will sit as of right.
The representatives will take up their roles on 1st December....
September 25, 2013
By ACNS staff
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of South India has today appointed its first female bishop.
The Rev. Eggoni Pushpalalitha was ordained in 1983 and has most recently served as a priest in the Diocese of Nadyal in Andhra Pradesh.
Her appointment comes only days after the Church of Ireland elected its first female bishop, the Rev. Pat (Patricia) Storey as the new bishop of Meath and Kildare.
Mani M. Philip, provincial...