Thursday, June 28, 2012

Reformed Church Removes 'Conscience' Exemption for Women's Ordination

The General Synod of the Reformed Church in America has voted to remove a conscience-based exemption for individuals regarding the ordination of women.

In a vote of 143 to 69, the General Synod removed a clause from the denomination's Book of Church Order that specified instances in which someone could refuse to participate in the ordination of women and when they could not.

Christina Tazelaar, managing editor of the denomination's publication RCA Today, told The Christian Post that the decision came in response to a survey of female RCA ministers. Read more

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