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Female Genital Mutilation

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2014/03/28 09:21:13 (permalink)

Female Genital Mutilation

Recently in the UK the question of female genital mutilation has surfaced as a topic of concern. We have had legislation in this country against this abuse for thirty years, but only recently have we had the first prosecution.  You may ask what has this to do with women’s ordination. The answer is simple; this is another example of women’s subjugation and lack of power. It is said in some cultures that no man will marry a woman who has not had this performed. The Church has to be an example of the full dignity of women and their equality with men. While the Church still relegates women to a second class status we will not mirror to the world that all men and women are equal in the eyes of God. The example of how the Church treats women has a negative effect. If women are ordained deacons and priests then it will model a very different vision of how things should be.
What do other people think?
If you are interested in this issue look at the following link http://www.womenpriests.org/care/fgm.asp
 

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    Re: Female Genital Mutilation 2014/04/01 21:06:04 (permalink)
    I agree.  In South Africa the problem is not as big as in many other African countries.  The ordination of women in the church would undoubtedly bring much needed equality, justice and protection to our communities.  
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