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Women bishops: ways out of this mess - cartoon

Women bishops: ways out of this mess - cartoon | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
As the Church of England flounders once again, Dave Walker applies his wisdom and insight to the subject...
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Why The Argument Against Women In Church Leadership Is Theological Rubbish - John Walker's Electronic House

Why The Argument Against Women In Church Leadership Is Theological Rubbish - John Walker's Electronic House | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
The anti-women in Church leadership roles people will often quote a few select passages of scripture to back their position - here is an argument that their reading of those passages is wrong.
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'Too good for a girlie'? Sexism and women bishops | Ekklesia

'Too good for a girlie'? Sexism and women bishops | Ekklesia | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
Is it theology, the apostolic succession, or just excuses for sexism. Symon Hill, Associate Director of Ekklesia looks back at his experiences being at theological college with a group of conservative Anglo-Catholics. Good post.
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Women bishops: a view, an analysis and a reflection

A good analysis of the Women Bishops vote, and also a good view of what might happen if the events of recent days galvanise the pro-women majority in the church into actively putting themselves forward for Synod.

Currently the 7% of conservative and traditional parishes have a working blocking minority in the House of Laity, if that goes in the next Synod election it may well be that a more pro-women synod will not give nearly so much ground to accommodate the traditionalists in any subsequent legislation...
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Synod: A letter to young women.

Synod: A letter to young women. | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
Something a bit different related to the synod vote. Written by a Christian Youth Worker, this is a letter to the young women she works with...
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What next for the Church of England?

What next for the Church of England? | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
A good "Where do we go from here?" article from Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham, as the Church of England comes to terms with the result of the Women Bishops vote in Synod.
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Women Bishops – an honest reflection

Women Bishops – an honest reflection | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
Another good reflection here on the effects of the vote in Synod today and where we go from here. In particular it highlights that some focus needs to be directed towards the House of Laity in General Synod and how it can be so out of step with the rest of the church.
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A bad day for the Church of England, and for equality

A bad day for the Church of England, and for equality | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
One of many blogs and comments from normal men and women in the pews absolutely dismayed at what their representatives on General Synod have done today.
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Church vote rejects women bishops

Church vote rejects women bishops | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
The general synod of the Church of England votes by a narrow margin against the appointment of women bishops.
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Open Letter: The Biblical case for women bishops

Open Letter: The Biblical case for women bishops | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
We, as clergy of the Church of England, stand alongside Rowan Williams, Justin Welby, and the dioceses of the Church of England, in hoping that the General Synod will vote on Tuesday to allow women to become bishops in our church.
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Red meat & mortality & the usual bad science

One portion of red or processed meat a day increases our risk of dying screamed the headlines - needless to say a closer analysis of the study figures shows that it's not quite as clear cut as the newspaper stories might suggest.
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After the bishops vote, I'm ashamed to be a part of the Church of England

After the bishops vote, I'm ashamed to be a part of the Church of England | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
Giles Fraser is amongst many people in the Church of England who are angry and trying to fathom where we go from here. A good deal of anger and frustration in this post, but definitely worth reading.
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Female bishops: embarrassing bodies

Female bishops: embarrassing bodies | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
A Guardian editorial on the situation in the Church of England bringing up the prospect of parliament removing the Church exemption from equalities legislation and the prospect of disestablishment of the church.
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The Church of England can no longer continue as an arm of the state

The Church of England can no longer continue as an arm of the state | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
One effect of the failure to vote for Women Bishops yesterday is to bring a whole load of other subjects relating to the Church of England to the fore, in particular the relationship between Church and State, and the place of the Bishops in the House of Lords. That the state Church is allowed to ignore equality law has also been highlighted. This article is a good read calling for things to change as a result of the vote.
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The Church of England and women: a rare moment of clarity? | Ekklesia

Another good "Where do we go from here?" article, in this case Fran Porter writing for Ekklesia suggesting that the way forward is to positively affirm women in the church whilst the institution tries to find a way forward.
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Women bishops debate was a long and boring suicide note

Women bishops debate was a long and boring suicide note | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
Andrew Brown has written one of the best of the comment pieces on the vote on Women Bishops in Synod yesterday - he certainly doesn't pull his punches, and calls out the conservatives and traditionalists on some of the things they were saying from the podium. Well worth a read.
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Women bishops: this vote is a disaster for the church I love

Women bishops: this vote is a disaster for the church I love | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
A reflection from Lucy Winkett on the vote on Women Bishops in Synod today.
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10 Reasons Why Men Should Not be Ordained for Ministry.

10 Reasons Why Men Should Not be Ordained for Ministry. | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
Considering the vote in Synod tonight, sharing this list seems somehow appropriate...
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Church of England prepares for vote on female bishops

Church of England prepares for vote on female bishops | Church and Religion | Scoop.it
Tensions high as bishops, clergy and laypeople arrive for crucial three-day synod meeting...
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