The United Reformed Church will make history tomorrow when it inducts two women - Mrs Val Morrison and the Rev Dr Kirsty Thorpe - as co-moderators of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church (URC).
Unequal treatment of women undermines the whole church’s calling to care for the needy and challenge the world by witnessing to the possibility of a new way of life in which none are exploited or marginalised, says Savi Hensman, and she examines the latest machinations around women's ministry in the Church of England.
The Church of England's General Synod has said it will go ahead with installing women as bishops, but a delay in draft legislation has left many frustrated and uncertain about how the plan will work in practice.
The campaign group WATCH (Women and the Church) has expressed "deep regret" that there will be no debate on the draft legislation for women bishops at the forthcoming General Synod of the Church of England - its governing body.
The debate about provisions offered by Pope Benedict XVI to Anglicans wishing to join the Roman Catholic Church ignores the fact that the majority of Anglo-Catholics are in favour of women’s ministry, say two major Anglican societies.