From The Association of Adventist Women – 2 April 2019 | The Association of Adventist Women (AAW), along with Loma Linda University Church, is co-sponsoring a symposium titled “Bridges to Peace: Ethics, Justice and Women in Ministry,” on Sabbath, April 13, 2019, from 3:00 to 6:30 pm.

The purpose of the symposium is to discuss the reasons why the many calls for unity in the Adventist denomination have only served to underscore the deep divisions in the church surrounding the ordination of women to the Gospel ministry.

An AAW press release states that the denomination’s “collective conscience is not at peace because we are clinging to an untenable and unethical position: Adventist women pastors can do their work as long as they are not ordained. There are historical and social reasons why unity cannot be achieved until there is ethical thinking about and just actions toward women in the church. Can the resources of peacemaking bring us to a better place?”

Featured speakers are Darius Jankiewicz, faculty member in the Theological Seminary at Andrews University; Ginger Hanks Harwood, retired theologian; Whitny Braun, faculty member in the School of Religion at Loma Linda University; and Lourdes Morales-Gudmundsson, president of AAW.

The symposium will be live-streamed and accessible on the AAW website,

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