Women bishop objectors claim their protest is based on the Bible’s teachings

Jul 26, 2016 by

by Suzette Gutierrez Cachila, Christian Times: Two ministers who objected to the ordination of women bishops explained their objection is based on what the Bible teaches. One of them, Rev. Stephen Holland, told Christian Today that his protests were not meant to stop the consecration of women bishops. He said he merely wanted to send a message across. Holland, who is not part of the Church of England but is an independent minister from Lancashire, maintained that “there are no women...

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Acclamation, assent and disruption

Jul 26, 2016 by

by David Pocklington, Law & Religion UK: This post gives further consideration to the Press Release issued by WATCH (Women and the Church) on 20 July, which commented on the presence of objectors at the consecration of female bishops, and hoped that at the next consecration of female bishops, “things will be arranged differently”. The Press Release quoted from a letter sent by WATCH to the Archbishops of Canterbury which said: “…such interruptions create the perception that the Church is...

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Objectors to female bishops

Jul 24, 2016 by

by David Pocklington, Law and Religion UK: On 20 July, WATCH (Women and the Church) issued a Press Release commenting on the presence of objectors at the consecration of female bishops, and hoping that at the next consecration of female bishops, “things will be arranged differently”. A letter from WATCH to the Archbishops of Canterbury commented: ‘…such interruptions create the perception that the Church is willing to allow a woman who has been called by God and the Church, and appointed by...

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Rid our consecrations of this protester, supporters of women bishops urge the Church of England

Jul 21, 2016 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: Campaigners for women’s ordination are calling on the Church of England to silence an objector who has interrupted the last four consecrations of women bishops. Women and the Church has written to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, outlining why the objector’s protest during the liturgy “undermine the women being consecrated”  – and all women, and therefore the Church as a whole. The organisation wrote: “Such...

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Church under pressure to highlight discrimination against women

Jul 9, 2016 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: Pressure has come on the Church of England to highlight any discrimination against women within its hierarchy and leadership structures. Women and the Church (WATCH), a fringe group on the Church’s synod, has called for a wholesale “gender audit” to expose “any under-representation” at all levels of the Church hierarchy. The systematic review of all committees and bodies that make behind-the-scenes decisions within the Church aims...

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UK: Reform Clergy Struggle to get Incumbencies because Women’s Ordination Is Now First Order Issue

May 8, 2016 by

by Julian Mann, Virtueonline: Large conservative evangelical churches in the Reform network are now seeing highly capable young men whom they have supported into ordained ministry finding it increasingly difficult to get appointed as vicars because of their opposition to the ordination of women. Even when applicants are not being explicit about holding to ‘male headship’ in the family and the church, they are reportedly having it ‘flushed out of them’ during the...

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