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Ordination of Women

The ordination of women is often a controversial issue in religions where either the office of ordination, or the role that an ordained person fulfills, is traditionally restricted to men, for various theological reasons.

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Constance Cook - Ordination of Women
... a priest in the Episcopal Church by a reformist bishop, but had been one of 11 women who were not granted a license by the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York ... that "no one shall be denied access" to ordination in the church based on gender ... In November 1976, Ned Cole, the Bishop who had blocked Schiess' ordination, indicated that he would have her ordained in ceremonies to be held in January 1977 ...
Anglican Diocese Of Melbourne - Issues - Ordination of Women
... The diocese has ordained women to the diaconate since 1986 and to the priesthood since 1992 ... September 2007 decision of the Appellate Tribunal opening the way for the consecration of women to the episcopate was welcomed by the present archbishop, Philip Freier ...
Ordination of Homosexual, Bisexual and Transgender People
... or non-denominational sects of Christianity and Judaism endorsed the ordination of openly LGBT people ... While Buddhist ordinations of monks have occurred, the more notable ordinations of openly LGBT novitiates have taken place in Western Buddhism ...
Seventh-day Adventist Theology - Other Doctrinal Issues - Ministry and Worship - Ordination of Women
... church does not officially, at this time, support the ordination of women to ministry within its standard procedures, instead women pastors in the denomination hold the title of "commissioned. 2012, several unions and conferences voted to support the ordination of women ... American Division, the North German union conference voted in April 2012 to ordain women, and the Dutch union voted the same in November 2012 ...
Ordination Of Women - Some Significant Dates and Events
... This section requires expansion with decisions against women's ordination to balance the list A list with dates of important events in the history of women's ... of Buddha, was the first woman to receive Buddhist ordination ... Late 18th century John Wesley allowed women to preach within his Methodist movement ...

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