Women's Ministries / Leadership

Women's Ministries / Leadership


June 19, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

The Executive Council Committee on the Status of Women has prepared a search toolkit called Cast Wide the Net with resources available here 

Designed to provide resources for ordained women, search committees, and others, Cast Wide the Net was a result of actions taken at the 2012...

September 27, 2011

It was an honor to be invited by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams to speak at the Transitions Conference, held at Lambeth Palace on Sept. 19. I offered the keynote address, bridging the theology and actual practice of women in the episcopate.

The Church of England continues to...

June 15, 2011

Episcopal lay leader Marge Christie was one of three women honored June 14 at a National Council of Churches "Circles of Names" gathering in New York highlighting women's leadership in faith communities and raising funds for the council's Women's Ministries program.

"There are many who...

February 24, 2011

Anglican and Episcopal participants in the 55th annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Womenheard Feb. 25 from an Episcopal third-year seminarian from Haiti and the head of a new Anglican development effort about the role women have in changing the world.


March 1, 2010

The Episcopal Women's Caucus board emerged from its annual meeting last weekend with new energy, fueled by a new structure, streamlined mission statement and a commitment to enhanced communications as a tool of advocacy for women.

The group moved from a traditional hierarchical "pyramid...

January 15, 2010

Representatives of Middle Eastern Anglican, Lutheran and Reformed churches, meeting in Harissa, Lebanon, have voted unanimously in favor of the ordination of women as pastors. "This is historic and allows us to move forward in a leading role," said Jerusalem Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan after...

October 11, 2009

Jane Williams, a widely regarded theologian and the spouse of the Archbishop of Canterbury, challenged women in the Diocese of Pennsylvania last weekend to "re-imagine" themselves within the body of the people of God.

In two addresses, she encouraged her listeners to create a new vision...

September 7, 2009

Three women who serve as presidents of the World Council of Churches have expressed "considerable concern and great disappointment" about the lack of women in senior staff leadership positions in the world's biggest church grouping.

Speaking in early September to a meeting in Geneva of...

June 28, 2009

Tears, cheers, joy, applause and an "all-new spirit" filled the packed Church of the Saviour in Hanford, California, June 27 as the Rev. Suzanne Lynn Ward became the first woman ordained a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin.

"This, my brothers and sisters, is a big deal day...

February 25, 2009

On February 28, 2009, the first female primate in the Anglican Communion, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the elevation of women to the episcopate. The celebration and Eucharist at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston marks two decades...


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