martedì 19 ottobre 2021

Poland’s largest Protestant church approves ordination of women as pastors

(News from Poland) Poland’s largest and oldest Protestant denomination will allow women to become pastors in a decision that follows decades of debate and gradual progress towards gender equality in the church. “In God’s eyes, all people are equal,” declared one congregation, celebrating the decision. In a secret vote on Saturday, a large majority of the synod of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland approved the ordination of women, which will now begin from the start of next year. Forty-five members voted in favour, with only 13 against. (...)