What effect do clergywomen have on girls? A great one, it turns out: women who grew up with female clergy as role models do better psychologically and educationally than those who did not.
Tag - women’s ordination
Women's ordination has an effect on women in the pews, a new national study finds. Congregations that give women the potential of gender equality in leadership can increase women's trust in, and commitment to, their religious communities.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The church appeared to open the door to making official some ministries that women in remote parts of Latin America already perform, including celebrating baptisms.
(RNS) One of the Catholic Church’s traditional arguments against the priestly ordination of women revolves around Jesus of Nazareth being a man. But the authors of the Christian Scriptures would never have understood that logic.
(RNS) The movement to ordain women as priests in the Roman Catholic Church isn’t new. But its supporters have seen glimmers of hope for their cause this summer.
(RNS) Ordaining women as deacons may, or may not, happen, but the process could have other, maybe unintended, consequences.
"Any time you begin to break down one barrier, you see others crumble more," said a proponent of women's ordination.
(RNS) The Rabbinical Council of America officially prohibited the ordination of women in what it described as a direct vote of its membership.
(RNS) The act of protest has occurred in several states across the U.S. after the global denomination voted in July not to allow its regional church bodies to ordain women pastors.
Matthew Becker had raised questions about the denomination’s stance against the ordination of women, as well as its teaching of creationism, or the literal reading of the story of creation in the book of Genesis.
"Give yourself permission to make the best choice for you and your own wellbeing., writes Kelly. "Put your faith in yourself and in women."
(RNS) Despite the "no" vote, several U.S. conferences of Seventh-day Adventists have ordained women in recent years.
(RNS) The 243-44 vote marks the next step in a decades-long consideration of an issue that has divided the worldwide denomination, which time and again has voted to not permit women’s ordination.
(RNS) Rabbi Regina Jonas' grim task was to meet the incoming trains and provide counseling to the frightened and bewildered Jews arriving at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Forty years ago this week, 11 women broke rank and were ordained as the first female priests in the Episcopal Church. Find out here what became of the “Philadelphia Eleven.”