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Qld Lutheran Convention votes to progress women’s ordination

04 Aug
Bishop John Henderson from Asia Lutheran Communion

Bishop John Henderson from Asia Lutheran Communion

Qld District Convention met this weekend with a significant participation of women from other churches (Anglican Bishop and UCA Moderator) and from within the LCA.

St Peters’ motion supporting initiatives to encourage equal involvement of women and men in ministry passed without debate and without any objection.

After some debate and amendment to a second motion, Convention also voted, without opposition, to request Bishop John Henderson approach General Church Council about adding an extra day to General Synod in order that debate on women’s ordination be given sufficient time.

For the Convention service two women led the procession, two women read the lessons including the gospel, a woman lead the children’s address and four clergy, supported by four women, served communion.   Bishop John Henderson preached.

Scarves were ever-present.

Leadership is everything!

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2 Comments

Posted by on August 4, 2013 in sociology, women's ordination

 

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2 responses to “Qld Lutheran Convention votes to progress women’s ordination

  1. Karin

    August 4, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Dare we dream, just as our RC brothers and sisters are now dreaming?
    The difference that leadership can make……

     
  2. Sandra

    August 5, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Brilliant. The light shines.

     

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