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Women Bishops

40 Years Ago, Women!

Pierre Whalon | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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.

Female Bishops in the UK: All Our Gifts Are Needed for the Common Good

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.18.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I met my wife, Joy Carroll, at Greenbelt, a summer festival of faith, arts, and justice in England. I have a vivid memory of returning to Greenbelt in 2002 with our son Luke. Joy was on the worship platform celebrating the Eucharist for 20,000 people. Luke looked up at me and said, "Daddy, can men do that too?"

3 Reasons the Church of England Decision Is Right on Time

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

On Monday, the Church of England voted to ordain women as bishops of the Church after years of debate and division. And almost immediately, commentators began to complain.

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...

Tutu Awesomely Calls Out Religious Leaders Who Won't Ordain Women

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion

As the Church of England celebrates its 20th anniversary of women ordination as priests, Archbishop Desmond Tutu sent a candid and enthusiastic note o...

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...

Of Course: Women Pastors and Bishops

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Norma Cook Everist

Women kept responding to God's call, even when churches through the ages said, "Can't you wait a few more years, decades, centuries?"

First South Asian Woman Bishop Silences Critics

Religion News Service | VISHAL ARORA | Posted 10.03.2013 | Religion

NEW DELHI (RNS) A Christian nun who became the first woman bishop of South Asia’s Anglican community said that so far her appointment has silenced c...

'Long Overdue' Decision Approves Female Bishops

Posted 09.13.2013 | Religion

A Thursday vote in Wales has approved women to become bishops in the Anglican Church, a landmark decision which is expected to put increasing pressure...

Church Of England Votes In Favor Of Ordaining Women Bishops

Reuters | Adam Jourdan | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - The Church of England's law-making body voted on Monday in favor of ordaining women bishops, but it will be at least two years before the ...

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...

Anglicans Vow To Vote Again On Allowing Women Bishops

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 11.30.2012 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Church of England plans to rush through legislation to consecrate women bishops after last week's surprising defeat at t...

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...

Five Anglican Bishops Leave For Roman Catholic Church

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Five bishops have decided to leave the Church of England and join the Roman Catholic Church under the...

Bishop Compares Fight Over Female Bishops To World War II

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) A leading bishop in the Church of England has triggered fury in British religious circles by likenin...

Church Of England Decides To Allow Women Bishops

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The Church of England national assembly decided Monday that women should be allowed to become bishops, making only minor concessions to...

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...