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Call for Contributions to Female Ministry Celebration

Tuesday December 12 2017

An appeal has been issued for contributions to next year’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of women being admitted to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Church of Scotland.

The project has been launched by New College and Edinburgh University Centre for Theology and Public Issues, supported by the Church of Scotland’s Ministries Council; and it will include an exhibition, conference, act of worship, events and publications.

Project co-ordinator, Dr Lesley Orr, says: “We hope to celebrate all the gifts and blessings that diverse women have brought through their faithful ministries over the past fifty years. But we also want to reflect on some of the wider themes and challenges of equal ministry and gender justice for church and society as we consider the current situation and look to the future.

“We want to ensure that our research is firmly grounded in the sources and materials of those who have been involved (as ministers, relations, congregational members, colleagues…) in the unfolding story.

“We would love to gather recollections and reflections of the past fifty years and more – particularly but not only of the early pioneers. We also hope to gather images and artefacts for the exhibition.”

Anyone interested in contributing to any aspect of the project can contact Dr Orr by the end of March 2018, on or CTPI, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX.



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