Wednesday, July 05, 2006

NEWSWEEK FOCUSES on women in religion, an article prompted by Katherine Schori's election as presiding bishop in the Episcopal Church. I found this telling:
[O]nly two other American women have reached the pinnacle of a religion's organizational chart: Mary Baker Eddy, who founded Christian Science in 1879, and Ellen White, who helped to found the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1863.

I think that pretty much says all that needs to be said about the matter.

1 comment:

Ken said...

The DoC gets overlooked again. They elected their first women head minister earlier this year.

I think the ECUSA elected its woman leader in order not to be outdone by some upstart RM group.