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Church of England vicars want to start calling God ‘She’ to fight sexism

Church of England vicars want to start calling God 'She' to fight sexism

A woman’s Christian group has launched a campaign to encourage fellow worshippers to refer to God as a ‘she’.

Watch, also known as Women and the Church, argue that describing God as a ‘he’ in hymns and prayers makes men appear ‘more god-like than women’ and reinforces sexism in society.

Campaigners say both male and female language should be used interchangeably to redress the balance.

The Rev Emma Percy, chaplain of Trinity College, Oxford, told The Sunday Times: ‘When we use only male language for God we reinforce the idea that God is like a man and, in doing so,suggest that men are therefore more like God than women.’

According to reports supporters include Gogglebox star and vicar Kate Bottley, who has removed all references to ‘He’ and ‘Him’ in services where possible…

 

– Metro.co.uk

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Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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