North American Division Women Clergy Organization Joins Dissent Against “Compliance”
4 October 2018 |
The NAD Women’s Ministerial organization has joined the call for rejection of the “compliance” procedures being pushed by GC leaders. Says the statement,
In anticipation of the upcoming General Conference Annual Council, many women of the church, and many women who serve the church, are sensing themselves to be powerless, and disrespected as partners in the membership and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Our presence and our voice are largely absent from this conversation, even though we note one of the proposed compliance subcommittees is clearly about us. As a group of approximately two hundred professional women clergy, we share the conviction that nothing ought to be about us, without us.
No individual names of leaders or clergy are attached to the statement.
The statement calls for “a careful assessment and even spiritual accountability of how this proposed compliance process represents best leadership practices for the Adventist Church.”