50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women Videos

Who inspired you to become a pastor? Voices of women pastors in the NIS

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With gratitude for those who have gone before and hope for the future, the Northern Illinois Synod gives thanks to God for the ministry of women.

In 2020 we celebrate 50 years of Lutheran women being ordained in the United States, 40 years of women of color being ordained, and 10 years of LGBTQIA+ individuals being able to serve freely.

Our 2019 synod assembly passed a resolution that called for the year 2020 to be a year of celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women.  Bishop Clements appointed a task force to organize this celebration and momentous occasion in the life of the church.  The task force is producing several videos planned to be released throughout the year for use in congregations and on social media.

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