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UN Commission on Women delegates creating Beijing +25 online experience

A release from The Episcopal Church:

An invitation to join “Beijing +25: Celebrating the Blessing, Realizing the Dream” online study group

[June 30, 2020] The Presiding Bishop’s delegation to the 64th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW 64) invites all to join the online study group Beijing +25: Celebrating the Blessing, Realizing the Dream, which will offer a series of webinars, blogs and conversations facilitated by the delegates from July through November 2020.

In 2020, the world […]

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The Girl, the Woman, and the Sandwich

“…both were the recipients of gifts from God through Jesus even though they were two separate individuals who probably never met, and the only thing they had in common was that they both were in dire straits.”

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Cartoon sparks conversations around the role of women in the church

Shortly after Easter, David Hayward, aka “The Naked Pastor” on Instagram, posted this comic:

According to Hayward, there was some backlash, particularly from men.

“The other day I posted a cartoon illustrating women being the first to witness and report the resurrection and that the men were going to take it from there.

It went viral and is still going strong. (Even though I’ve sold prints, someone should own the original drawing!) But what drew my attention was the […]

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New Bishop of London Named

The following is a press release from the Church of England:

The next Bishop of London will be the Rt Rev Sarah Mullally DBE, currently Bishop of Crediton, 10 Downing Street has announced today.

Bishop Sarah will succeed the Rt Rev and Right Hon Richard Chartres KCVO, who retired as Bishop of London earlier this year. She will be installed as the 133rd Bishop of London at St Paul’s Cathedral in the new year.

Bishop Sarah was […]

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Former Archbishop Rowan Williams speaks out against gender based violence

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has released a statement urging faith leaders to participate in the 16-Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The 16 days began yesterday, International Women’s Day, and ends on December 10, Human Rights Day. It specifically focuses on the violence and silencing that women and girls face on a daily basis, sometimes from faith leaders themselves. He says that faith leaders can be a powerful force in society, and asks them to “speak out […]

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ACNA praying about the ordination of women

The Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) has issued a call for prayer as ACNA bishops discuss the ordination of women following a five-year study on holy orders by an appointed task force.

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