Ordination of Women

Ordination in general religious usage is the process by which a person is consecrated (set apart for the administration of various religious rites). The ordination of women is a regular practice among some major religious groups, as it was of several religions of antiquity. It remains a controversial issue in religions or denominations in which the rite of ordination, or the role that an ordained person fulfills, has traditionally been restricted to men, either because of cultural prohibition, theological doctrine, or both.

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... 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 ... passed a resolution in July 1976 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 ...
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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 ordination appears below Part of a ... foster mother of Buddha, was the first woman to receive Buddhist ordination ... Late 18th century John Wesley allowed women to preach within his Methodist movement ...
Anglican Diocese Of Melbourne - Issues - Ordination of Women
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