Posted by on Nov 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Natasha Smith, the author of this post, sits on the Ordain Women Executive Board and serves as Chair of the Intersectionality Committee.

Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, sitting in a chair, smiling at the camera

The Episcopal Church elected their first African-American woman bishop to oversee Indianapolis. As bishop, Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows will supervise local clergy.

This announcement was made the same day that Pope Francis said that women would likely never be Catholic Priests.

As a black-biracial woman advocating for ordination within the Mormon church, I find my hope and faith renewed by the progress made by the Episcopal Church, even when the work seems to be halted in other spheres.

First African-American Woman Has Been Elected Diocesan Bishop in Episcopal Church – World Religion News