Although leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia ceased ordaining women in 1993, the change in practice was never made official church policy until this year’s synod.
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The denomination today is an increasingly evangelical and global body of over 12 million in which Americans will soon be the minority.
The recommendation concerns whether to accept LGBT clergy and allow same-sex marriage.
American Methodists “are now preaching a different Gospel,” says an African church leader.
Bishop Jackson Nasoore Ole Sapit, 52, a traditionalist who has steered clear of gay issues, will be installed July 3.
The report says the religious freedom of minorities in India is being violated with support from its ruling party.