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First woman bishop faces curly questions

“Australia’s first female Anglican bishop says she will be happy to tour Australia encouraging women to become priests, but she’s unlikely to visit Sydney any time soon.”

The Age

Nice to see the Anglican Church in Australia catching up with the rest of the world. Sadly though I don’t think the Sydney Diocese will be jumping on that bandwagon anytime soon. 

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Hilali tells Christian women to wear veils

“Writing in a new book, Sheik Hilali…argues that the Bible and the Koran make similar demands of a woman’s modesty.

In the soon to be published The Legitimacy of the Veil for Women of the Scripture – Evidence of the Veil in the Bible, the cleric points to references in the Old and New Testaments to women wearing a veil.

“Through this I hope to raise awareness and understanding and eliminate apprehensions and misunderstandings about the veil,” he writes.”

news.com.au

2 women becoming bishops in Australia

“Barbara Darling, ordained one of Australia’s first female priests in 1992, is about to become the second female bishop in the Church of England in Australia.”

United Press International

It’s always nice to see a little progress.