Thinking Anglicans

more on Anglican women at UNCSW

An earlier report on Anglican women at the UNCSW is here.

The links to some documents in that article are now broken, apologies.

Here are some new reports and documents:

UN Commission on the Status of Women Fifty-third session, 2– 13 March 2009

  • Agreed conclusions – The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including care-giving in the context of HIV/AIDS
    ADVANCE UNEDITED VERSION (PDF file)

ACNS:

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Joan of Quark
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I find it hard to get excited about some of these “resolved, that a bell should be attached to the cat, signed, The Mice,” conferences. It’s not that I disagree with the lofty aspirations, however… Does anyone have stats or personal experiences of links being forged and actual differences being made at the front line after any of these? Are ANY of these MDGs and child poverty action targets and so on ever being met? I’m not saying it can’t happen – our bishop talked to Deanery Synod about how much he’d learned from accompanying a visiting African bishop at… Read more »

Leonardo Ricardo
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¨We also view with grave concern the recent inflammatory statement by Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima calling for the total Islamization of Nigeria¨

I also view with grave concern the inflammatory statement made by Archbishop Peter Akinola calling for inprisonment of LGBT Christians, Muslims and OUR family members, friends and supporters…I believe Peter Akinola loves the SELFRIGHTEOUS RELIGIOUS DRAMA and loves to deal out the SPIRITUAL, and OFTEN PHYSICAL and REAL, PAIN!

Father Ron Smith
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Father Ron Smith

No doubt the latest papal excursion into Africa will have contravened anything proposed by the delegates to the UNCSW meeting. This will point up the differences between certain religious perspectives on the real needs of the world, in regard to matters of gender, sexuality and human reproduction.

Matters such as female genital mutilation need to be addressed by all Christians – especially in countries like Nigeria, which seem to be so obsessed with what they see as the problem of LGBT communities that they are unable to address the reality of this continuing human atrocity.

Rev L Roberts
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Rev L Roberts

Why do Anglican women evince so little interest here ?