Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Australia: Anglican women regroup to fight ban on ordination
Linda Morris Religious Affairs Reporter
October 5, 2006

THE Sydney Anglican church's exclusion of women from the priesthood is to be challenged for the first time in six years.

Just weeks after the Church of England voted to allow women bishops, an Anglican minister, backed by the Movement for the Ordination of Women, is leading a fresh push in this month's annual synod to permit women to head parishes in Australia's wealthiest and most influential diocese.

The fight for female ordination was settled in the Australian church in 1992, but Sydney has twice refused to adopt national church law allowing women priests. The last attempt to place the issue on the Sydney synod's agenda failed in 2000.
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