This blog contains insights by concerned members and friends of the LCA. We support the Women’s Ministry Network (WMN) in the LCA and hope to see women being ordained in the LCA very soon.
While the CTICR (Commission on Theology and Inter-Church Relationships) has twice ruled that there are no theological impediments to women’s ordination, women are now sidelined in the name of Church unity. There can, however, never be a justification for violence against women, and we must be clear that disallowing women to follow their call is dismissive and oppressive, and continues to work from a paradigm where men are given more respect, freedom and authority.
While there are differing views on women’s ordination in the LCA, the way ahead is already open: simply that congregations should maintain their right to call whomever they wish, male or female.
Please consider how you might assist with bringing about women’s ordination within the LCA. Which conversations are you able to initiate? How can you assist with keeping the topic on the agenda? What small step can you take? Consider joining WMN, a Facebook supportive network or leaving feedback on this blog. With the involvement of many individuals there is great hope for change.
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