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Church of England Women Bishops

The Church Of England Consecrates Its First Female Bishop

The Associated Press | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion

LONDON (AP) — Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female ...

The Church Of England's Divide On Female Bishops Is About To Become Painfully Obvious

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.22.2015 | Religion

The Church of England made headlines in November after allowing female priests to become bishops. But it seems traditionalists within the centuries-ol...

The Church Of England Finally Has A Woman Bishop

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion

Revd Libby Lane is the UK's first female bishop, Downing Street announced on Wednesday, with the Cheshire vicar described her historic appointment to ...

40 Years Ago, Women!

Pierre Whalon | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

On July 29, 1974, at the Episcopal Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, three retired bishops ordained eleven women to the priesthood.

Where Are the Religious Leaders for the Nigerian Girls?

Heidi Legg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Heidi Legg

This week the Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed the historic vote by the Church of England to allow women bishops, but how will this translate for women across the world? Meanwhile, the Nigerian girls are still missing.

Vatican Editor Warns About Church Of England's Women Bishop Vote

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Church of England’s vote to allow female bishops threatens unity with the Catholic Church, according to the editor of the Vat...

Church of England Makes Historic Move On Women Bishops

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.18.2014 | Religion

The General Synod of the Church of England voted today that women can be consecrated as bishops, two years after a similar measure was controversially...

Will The Church Of England Finally Allow Women Bishops?

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 07.10.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Women’s rights activists greeted with delight signs the Church of England is poised to relent and allow women to be consec...

Church Of England Votes HUGE Yes For Women Bishops

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 11.20.2013 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Church of England’s governing body has approved new proposals that would allow women bishops to be ordained by this ti...

Church Of England Unveils Plan For Women Bishops

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 05.25.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - The Church of England published a plan on Friday to approve the ordination of women bishops by 2015, a widely supported reform it just mis...

Why Gender Equality Is Still an Issue

Cecilia Attias | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Cecilia Attias

Women's rights have taken great steps in the past few decades and we should be proud of the progress we have made. Recent events are a reminder, however, that in the world of politics and religion, and in everyday life as well, there is plenty more work ahead of us.

After Rejecting Women Bishops Church Of England Faces Faces Possible 'Major Constitutional Crisis'

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) When the Church of England scuttled plans to allow women bishops on Nov. 20, incoming Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby ...

Incoming Archbishop 'Absolutely Confident' He Will Consecrate Woman Bishops

Reuters | Joe Brock | Posted 11.23.2012 | Religion

(Reuters) - The next archbishop of Canterbury is confident he will consecrate a female bishop, he said on Thursday, two days after the Church of Engla...

Will England Finally Have Women Bishops?

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion

LONDON — After decades of debate, the Church of England votes Tuesday on whether it will finally admit women to the ranks of bishops – und...

Church Of England To Consider Women Bishops -- Again

Religion News Service | By Trevor Grundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy Religion News Service LONDON (RNS/ENInews) The contentious issue of women bishops will once again be debated by the Church of Englan...