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Greenland Lutherans chronic shortage of male clergy

“Greenland has a chronic shortage of male pastors, says Inuit Bishop Sofie Petersen. There ordained women outnumber men in the church nearly three to one.

“In Greenland there are only 56,000 inhabitants. Most of them are Lutherans,” says the bishop. “In my church there are 25 pastors, but only nine of them are males. What’s more there are three deans in our church and two of them are women.”

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Reference: An Indigenous Communion: Greenland Lutherans Need More Male Pastors Says Female Bishop.

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2012 in sociology, women's ordination

 

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