Anglican : Church of England Rejects Women Bishops

Church of England votes against allowing women bishops
Wednesday 21st November 2012

The Church of England has voted against allowing women to become bishops.

The Church’s ruling body, the General Synod, narrowly voted against changing the rules on Tuesday evening, after a long day of debating.

The result’s left many people in the Church upset. Most of the bishops and priests wanted the change to happen. But other members of the Church didn’t.

Bishops are holding an emergency meeting on Wednesday morning to discuss what to do next.

The next Archbishop of Canterbury has called the result a “very grim day”.

The Church of England is split into dioceses, or areas, and each of them is led by a bishop.

It’s 20 years since the Church of England allowed women to become priests.

Campaigners said they’d continue fighting, but it could be another five years before the Church looks at voting on the issue again.

Church Of England General Synod Votes No To Women Bishops
Posted: 20/11/2012 18:22 GMT

The Church of England has been plunged into turmoil after legislation introducing the first women bishops failed to clear its final hurdle at the General Synod.

The draft measure was carried in the houses of bishops and clergy of the General Synod but failed to gain the necessary two thirds majority amongst the lay members of the General Synod.

The House of Bishops voted 44 in favour, with three against and two recorded abstentions. In the House of Clergy, 148 voted in favour, 45 against and there were no abstentions.

But in the House of Laity, 74 voted against, compared to 132 in favour with no abstentions.

The result will be seen as a major blow to the authority of the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, who launched a campaign in favour of a yes vote last month.

The incoming Archbishop of Canterbury the Rt Rev Justin Welby, also urged the General Synod to give the legislation the necessary majority.

Dr Williams spoke of his “deep personal sadness” after the vote and said he wished the incoming Archbishop of Canterbury “every blessing” with resolving the issue.

“Of course I hoped and prayed that this particular business would be at another stage before I left, and course it is a personal sadness, a deep personal sadness that that is not the case,” he said in a pooled broadcast interview.

“I can only wish the Synod and the archbishop all good things and every blessing with resolving this in the shortest possible time.”

The vote comes after a series of speakers opposed giving final approval to the legislation.

Canon Simon Killwick, a vicar in Moss Side, Manchester, chairman of the Catholic Group in the General Synod, urged members to vote against the legislation.

“I do not believe that this draft legislation will be good for the Church of England,” he said.

"We are all desperate to move on from the sad infighting of the last few years - but this legislation does not provide a clear way forward.

If six people had changed their vote from no to yes in the House of Laity, the legislation would have received the necessary two thirds majority.

The defeat will mean the legislation will take at least another five years before it could reach the same stage for debate in the General Synod.

A spokesman for the Church of England said there would be an emergency meeting of the House of Bishops on Wednesday morning in the light of the result.

Earlier, the the Rt Rev Welby had told the Synod: “It is time to finish the job and vote for this measure, but also the Church of England needs to show how we can develop the mission of the Church in a way that demonstrates that we can manage diversity of view without division - diversity in amity, not diversity in enmity.”

Dr Williams said it was time to “turn a page”, adding: “I am rather clearer that a no vote would not do anything positive for our mission in this country.”

The vote was the biggest decision to be taken by the 470-strong body in 20 years.

The Rev Rachel Weir, of the campaign group Women and the Church, said: "We’re absolutely devastated.

"Not just devastated on behalf of clergy women - obviously this will be an enormous blow to clergy women, it’s awful for their morale - but it’s a disaster for the Church of England.

"We’ve spent 10 years working for this legislation. There’s something badly wrong with the system.

"In the General Synod we have a grossly over-representational number of extremely conservative wings of the Church.

"They’re not representational views from the pews, the majority of people would love to have women bishops.

“It’s really tragic for us, clearly we’re need to have women bishops in the Church of England.”

Asked what happens next, Ms Weir, from the Oxford Diocese, said: “We’ll move heaven and earth to get this back on track as soon as possible.”

Gereja Anglikan Inggris Tolak Perempuan Menjadi Uskup
Rabu, 21 November 2012 | 12:57

Sementara Gereja Anglikan di beberapa negara lainnya telah menyetujui uskup perempuan.

Dewan Gereja di Inggris akhirnya memutuskan untuk menolak mengizinkan perempuan untuk menjadi uskup. Debat panjang General Synod berakhir dengan penolakan untuk berkompromi yang bertujuan untuk menyatukan keyakinan, meskipun perbedaan pandangan tentang apakah perempuan seharusnya diizinkan berada di hierarki. Namun dukungan gagal mendapatkan mayoritas yang diperlukan dengan enam suara.

“Tidak ada kemenangan di hari-hari ke depan nanti,” ujar Pastur Angus MacLeay.

Meski berakhirnya perdebatan yang telah berlangsung berpuluh-puluh tahun di gereja itu berujung pada kekalahan pada suara yang menginginkan perempuan menjadi uskup di gereja yang memiliki anggota 80 juta di seluruh dunia, namun telah terbuka diskusi internal yang akan berlangsung pada tahun-tahun ke depan.

Jalan untuk melegislasi perempuan menjadi uskup harus disetujui oleh dua per tiga mayoritas di tiga kelompok Synod, yaitu: Uskup, Pastur, dan kaum awam. Suara yang jatuh justru terjadi di kaum awam dengan jumlah 132-74.

Pastur Rachel Weir, pemimpin Women and the Church, mengatakan kelompoknya “sangat kecewa”. “Sangat jelas ini menjadi hantaman keras bagi para pastur perempuan, sangat mengerikan bagi moral mereka – namun ini menjadi malapetakan bagi Gereja Inggris,” kata Weir.

Di luar suara, beberapa uskup menyatakan bahwa seorang perempuan, Ratu Elizabeth II, adalah pemimpin tertinggi gereja.

Telah 36 tahun sudah sejak General Synod mendeklarasikan bahwa mereka tidak memiliki penolakan fundamental untuk menerima perempuan sebagai pastur, dan 18 tahun sudah sejak perempuan pertama ditahbiskan. Namun perubahan itu tidak pernah diterima secara universal di gereja, dengan penolakan sebagian minoritas yang menilai hal ini gerakan yang bertentangan dengan Alkitab.

Sementara itu gereja “sedarah” dengan Gereja di Inggris, yaitu Anglican Communion di Australia, Selandia Baru, dan Amerika Serikat, sudah menyetujui perempuan menjadi uskup.

Sementara di benua Afrika, telah menahbiskan Ellina Wamukoya sebagai uskup Anglikan perempuan pertama dari Swaziland.


Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

Episcopal Church elects first woman as presiding bishop
June 18, 2006

Columbus, Ohio American Episcopalians, meeting at their triennial governing convention, elected Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of the diocese of Nevada, as presiding bishop, or national leader, of the 2.4 million-member denomination.

Bishop Jefferts Schori is the first woman to lead the church and the first female primate (national bishop) in the 77 million-member Anglican Communion of churches in fellowship with the Church of England.

She was elected on the fifth ballot in a closed session of the house of bishops. Out of a total of 188 bishops present, she received 95 votes on the last ballot, sufficient for election. She led in the voting on the first ballot, was tied with Bishop Henry Parsley of Alabama on the second ballot and led in the next three ballots, according to an announcement on the convention floor.

A huge cheer arose from the floor of the convention and among several hundred observers as Bishop Jefferts SchoriÂ’s name was announced, despite a previous warning from the chair, Rev. George Werner, that there should be no demonstrations.

The 800 clergy and lay delegates voted to confirm her election and delegates rose from the floor to voice their approval of the historic move.

“It is very moving to be here and have a woman elected as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. This is a powerful moment,” John Baldwin of the diocese of Southern Virginia told the convention.

Barbara Cheney of Connecticut asked the gathering to excuse her “tears of joy” and noted that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the ordination of women in the American church.

Other speakers said Bishop Jefferts Schori is a “visionary,” speaks Spanish and has gifts the church needs at this time. Youth delegate Sam Gould said, “We are ready for women and our bishops are ready.”

Bishop Jefferts Schori, 52, was consecrated bishop of Nevada in 2001 and was ordained deacon and priest in 1994. She has served the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Corvallis, Ore., and been a visiting assistant professor at Oregon State University. She earned a bachelor degree in biology from Stanford University in 1974, a masterÂ’s degree in oceanography from Oregon State University in 1977, a doctorate from Oregon State in 1983 and a master of divinity degree from Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

She is also a licensed pilot. She was born in Pensacola, Fla., and is married with one daughter.

She will lead a church where moves toward greater acceptance of homosexuality have caused a conservative minority to threaten schism. In addition, the U.S. church has been subject to criticism from Anglican churches worldwide.

She will also work with primates of churches that do not ordain women, much less have female bishops.

The presiding bishop represents the Episcopal church at home and abroad, leads the churchÂ’s national office in New York City and presides at meetings of the house of bishops, among other duties.

Bishop Jefferts Schori will be installed as presiding bishop on Nov. 4 at Washington D.C.Â’s National Cathedral.

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wanita boleh menjadi pemimpin kepala pendeta gembala pastor penginjil,
asal memenuhi persyaratan tertentu sesuai dengan kehendak TUHAN YESUS.

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