Male Adventist pastors forgo ordination credentials in solidarity with unordained women – Religion News Service

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It is heartening to read that male pastors are standing up for their female counterparts who have been refused ordination by the national church. This is a very conservative Christian denomination that recently ruled that regional churches could not ordain women pastors. Here is an excerpt of the article.

(RNS) Some male pastors of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have changed their credentials in an act of solidarity with women who are not allowed to be ordained in the denomination.

The protest has occurred in several states across the U.S. after the global denomination voted in July not to allow regional church bodies to ordain women pastors.

Despite a worldwide ban, several U.S. conferences of Adventists have ordained women in recent years. But usually women may only hold a “commissioned” credential without being formally ordained.

Adventist officials said there is no pay difference between ordained and commissioned pastors.

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