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Conscience Clause deleted by the Reformed Church of America: Anglican Ink, June 21, 2013 June 21, 2013

Posted by geoconger in Anglican Ink, Women Priests.

Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan

The General Synod of the Reformed Church of America (RCA) has removed the “conscience clause” from its the Book of Church Order (BCO), ending the right of its clergy to object to the ordination of women.

At the 2012 meeting by a vote of 143 to 69, the delegates voted to remove the conscience clause. Two thirds of the classes or jurisdictions of the presbyterian organized denomination were required to endorse the vote for it to take effect and over the past year 31 classes voted in favor of removing the clause and 14 voted to keep it. On 20 June 2013 General Synod ratified the vote.

Read it all in Anglican Ink.

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