The Third Meeting of Anglican Episcopalian Women of Brazil met in November and advocated reading the Bible from a feminist perspective.
The President of the board of the National Anglican Women's Society, Maria Aparecida da Rosa, said that whilst people read the Bible they do not do not seek the presence of women between the lines. As a result, reading becomes sexist. She said if people did not emphasise those who were forgotten in the sacred text, they would fall into the same trap.
The central theme of the meeting was "Women's commitment in a society in transformation." The meeting, held the second week of November, was attended by representatives from the seven Anglican dioceses in Brazil.
Anglican women also observed sexist practices in their Church and committed themselves to advocating the ordination of women priests in all Brazilian dioceses. In Brazil, Anglicans accepted the ordination of women several years ago with the exception of the Diocese of Rio de Janeiro.
Moreover, Anglican women seek to draw back from work with young people as this is a task which they consider to be the responsibility of the entire Church. Rather, they plan to work with destitute communities using experience gained in the Diocese of Brasilia.
Article from: (ALC - Latin America and Caribbean Communications Agency)