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General News    H4'ed 2/5/18

Episcopal diocese votes to stop using masculine pronouns for God

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The Episcopal church in the Diocese of Wash., D.C., passed a resolution to stop using masculine pronouns for God in future updates to its Book of Common Prayer. “If revision of the Book of Common Prayer is authorized, to utilize expansive language for God from the rich sources of feminine, masculine, and non-binary imagery for God found in Scripture and tradition and, when possible, to avoid the use of gendered pronouns for God,” the resolution stated.  The drafters said that referring to God using masculine pronouns is to 'limit our understanding of God...By expanding our language for God, we will expand our image of God and the nature of God,' they stated. One delegate said that the Jewish name for God, El Shaddai, translates as 'God with breasts.'

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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