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article imageChurch of England Leaders begin supporting female bishops

By Walter McDaniel     Jul 15, 2014 in World
A vote from church leaders has approved women for positions as bishops within the Church of England. This major change to church dogma is something that many people have rallied for.
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, was reportedly "delighted" to hear the news. Major names within and around the organization such as Prime Minister David Cameron had supported the change for some time. This approval was likely a large factor in the change passing.
If you want to see how significant the change was look at the earlier story where women bishops were rejected. Interpretations of the biblical passages about female pastors were fiercely debated.
One sign of changes in the church is that members are also involved with such groups as the Progressive Christianity Network. Organizations like this promote the idea that God loves all people equally and as such we have no place to judge. As such Progressive Christianity has seen growth spurred on by the mass media.
The impact that these women will have on the church is already being discussed. The debate will continue from here since not everyone is in favor of this, such as Bishop of Burnley John Goddard who stated that I do not believe it is right for women to be made bishops in the Church of England as it further fractures the church.
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