Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Women's Way Forward (from Tanzania)

Anglican Women Delegates to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women who have pledged to stay in relationship.
(Photo by Leo Sorel; permission to use given by ENS)

Anglican Women delegates to the UN Commission on the Status of Women met this week in NYC and issued this statement on March 3rd. It affirms an intention:

"to remain resolute in our solidarity with one another and in our commitment, above all else, to pursue and fulfill God's mission in all we say and do."

Acknowledging the "global tensions so evident in our church today," the women delegates "do not accept that there is any one issue of difference or contention which can, or indeed would, every cause us to break the unity as represented by our common baptism. Neither would we ever consider severing the deep and abiding bonds of affection which characterize our relationships as Anglican women."

"The arguments are all a male ancient power play for territory and ownership of space, be it physical or theological," agreed Phoebe Griswold, a UNCSW delegate from the United States. "The women's ways forward have to do with working for the welfare of creation and the full flourishing of humankind."

1 comment:

Rev Dr Mom said...

"The arguments are all a male ancient power play for territory and ownership of space, be it physical or theological,"


AMEN