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#GC79 Round-up for July 11th

General Convention is kicking into high gear as the Bishops and Deputies race the calendar to the finish line, with hundreds of resolutions and the budget still to be decided. Both Houses will work a third legislative session this evening.

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The Vatican discusses women’s issues, but they’re not in the room

The Vatican can’t seem to get it right: this week, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture is holding a plenary assembly to discuss “Women’s Culture: Equality and Difference,” but as the Boston Globe‘s Crux points out,

[Cardinal Gianfranco] Ravasi said women were invited to make presentations on various issues to be taken up in the plenary assembly, but since the members of the council are all men, that’s who will talk things out behind closed doors.

Ravasi defined the process as “women […]

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Is sexism the original sin of the church?

HuffPost’s podcast All Together takes a look at the consecration of Libby Lane as the first female bishop in the Church of England.  In this episode, to help him understand the continuing sexism in the Christian Church, Raushenbush spoke with four extraordinary women: the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Katharine Jefforts Schori, the recent US ambassador for Religious Freedom the Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, The President of Union Theological Seminary, The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, and the one […]

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Benefits of having women in leadership

Although science has never found a link between biology and leadership qualities, women in leadership is often treated as an open question. Perhaps because women have been barred from leadership roles for so long, both by custom and law, many people publicly question the quality of candidates in a pool made up exclusively of women.

The question is rarely handled directly, but is usually tacked on to other issues as a kind of ‘rider issue’. In the aftermath of the tragic […]

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