Many people may point out that women have always had an active role in the church community. Women organize the bazaars and the fundraisers. They minister to the ill, they take care of the unruly children so that everyone can enjoy the service in peace and they sing in the choir to raise their voices to God. Nuns are the most recognizable position that women have held and it is esteemed in...
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... and a prostitute. When He was resurrected after his death, who did he appear to first? Mary Magdalene. Again, a woman. So, those who use Biblical text as a defense against women in the clergy also need to recognize our importance in the shaping of religious history. It is a natural progression that women should exercise their beliefs before an apt congregation as a leader. And we as a society should continue to work to make this a reality.
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