WOMEN’S ORDINATION NOT APPROVED

OFFICIAL STATEMENT TO FOLLOW

July 08, 2015 | San Antonio, Texas, USA | ANN / Adventist Review staff

A delegate casts their ballot in on the question of women’s ordination. [Photo ©2015 Adventist Review / ANN. Photo by Bryant Taylor]


At the 60th General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists delegates considered the following question regarding the ordination of women to the gospel ministry:

“Is it acceptable for division executive committees, as they may deem it appropriate in their territories, to make provision for the ordination of women to the gospel ministry? Yes or No”

At the conclusion of the vote the count was as follows:

  1. No: 1381

  2. Yes: 977

  3. Abstain: 5

  4. Total: 2363

An official statement from the General Conference regarding the vote will follow in the coming hours.

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