|The Most Revd Archbishop Justin Welby|
on the steps of St Paul's May 2014 with
over 700 ordained women priests who
have waited for over 20 years
for fuller employment rights - the
freedom to be appointed Bishops
Options under consideration are said to include an immediate dissolution of the synod with fresh elections called. This then could produce a sufficient majority for a special Synod convened in November. There could even be a special sharp shooting move by the bishops in the House of Lords – which would introduce the legislation without synodical approval. A dramatic sidewinder coming left field and without precedent in modern Church History – to set Ecclesiastical lawyers feet atapping.
Over the Archbishops' shoulders looms the potential that parliament might be so frustrated by the foot dragging attempts by the established church, to bring itself into congruence with late modernity and the spirit of equality in the UK, that Westminster would move in and remove the church’s current exemption from equality legislation.
|#womenleaders What Needs to Change|
St Paul's Cathedral
|The Fourth World Conference on Women 1995 setting the |
agenda for a great deal of the international changes on the
rights and place of women in society today.