Comments: Religion or Belief - statistics

I found it most interesting to discover, on a cursory examination of the statistics regarding female headship in the various religious bodies in the UK, that women have increasingly found acceptance as - for instance - parish clergy within the Church of England. This should help to focus the thoughts of various diocesan synods (and General Synod) towards the implementation, as soon as possible, of the episocpal ordination of women. This would ensure that women are not relegated to only the lower orders of ministry in the Church. Their value to the ongoing pastoral care of the churches has now been well and truly established.

Who knows, the next Archbishop of Canterbury might well be gifted with all the wisdom and perspicacity of the female gender?

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Friday, 25 February 2011 at 11:17pm GMT
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