Church of England Evangelical Council Releases Statement on Women Bishops

Posted by Kendall Harmon

"a majority of the Council believes that the current measure does not make adequate provision for the substantial number of the Church of England who cannot support this development"
CEEC Chairman, the Venerable Michael Lawson has added a comment on the background to the Statement:
Many evangelicals, both supporters and non-supporters of the ordination of women to the episcopate, are deeply concerned about provision for those who in good conscience cannot accept women bishops. We believe it is a matter not just of justice but of godliness to treat well this minority of those with whom God has joined us together in fellowship and mission. In all this we have to remember we are God’s people, and behave as such, and not slip into the ungodliness of warring political factions’
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