ceturtdiena, 06. 08, 2020

The Association of Latvian Lutheran Women Theologians celebrates its 25th anniversary

Looking back at the past 25 years, it is obvious that the path has been difficult and thorny. Several women were hurt by the sudden theological shift of LECL and the non-ordination policy. The deepest scars were left by the attitude of the leadership and male colleagues. Many women had to leave Latvia and serve in other countries in order to follow their vocations.

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Are Women Fully Accepted by the Church of England or Not? How Much Has Really Changed? Sally Barnes

Yes, we have a number of female bishops, but the process involved in the consecration of male bishops who do not accept female priesthood, still remains. Women are officially allowed to be seen as,” not quite the ticket”.

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Second term as the Dean of the Faculty of Theology for Dace Balode

Prof. Dr. Dace Balode has been re-elected the Dean of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Latvia. She is the first female Dean of the Faculty of Theology. Since 2018 Dace Balode is also a Lutheran pastor of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad.

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Intervija ar mācītāju un teologu Normundu Kamergrauzi

“Katoļu baznīcā nav pamata runāt par sieviešu ordināciju pašreizējā kontekstā, bet evaņģēliski luteriskajā tradīcijā nav pamata to aizliegt.” Foto: Arne Hyckenberg

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An overview of women ordination in Latvia since 1992

Photo: Reverends Vaira Bitēna and Klāvs Bērziņš. Photo credit: Ralfs Kokins

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