Seventh-day Adventists to decide in 2015 on women’s ordination


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Adventist Church President Ted N. C. Wilson addresses Annual Council delegates after a crucial vote on Tuesday, October 14. The proposal presented before Annual Council delegates asked if a General Conference Session agenda item should ask the the question--roughly: Should each division executive committee make provision for women's ordination as they deem appropriate? It passed 243-44 with 3 abstaining. The vote took place on Tuesday, October 14 at the denomination's world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.

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(RNS) The 243-44 vote marks the next step in a decades-long consideration of an issue that has divided the worldwide denomination, which time and again has voted to not permit women’s ordination.