Yesterday, a decision rang forth from the isle of Great Britain, specifically from the Church of England. As announced on their own website:
“The General Synod of the Church of England has today given its final approval for women to become bishops in the Church of England.”
The past 2 years goes something like this for the Church of England:
- November 2012 – the vote to not allow women to function in the role of bishop.
- November 2013 – the vote overwhelmingly in favor of female bishops.
- July 2014 – final approval for women to become bishops.
Just this week, this news came forth from the Church of England (Anglican community) in regards to women bishops:
The Church of England’s governing body voted overwhelmingly in favor of female bishops on Wednesday, ending a 20-year impasse that could see women ordained as senior clergy by the end of 2014.
A vote on a package of measures to endorse women bishops was supported by 378 members of the General Synod while eight voted against and 25 abstained after months of behind-the-scenes talks to unite reformers and traditionalists. Continue reading
Just a few days ago, I was made aware of an interesting article about Justin Welby, the recently appointed Archbishop of Canterbury, being the main leader of the Anglican Church worldwide.
In this piece, from the British news-site The Telegraph, Welby was interviewed by a former schoolmate, Charles Moore. There are a wide range of items discussed in the featured article – from his upbringing to his conversion at age 19.
However, I found one point of discussion very interesting. In particular, we read: