La Petición de UNO
UNO en Cristo hace un llamado a los líderes y a los responsables por hacer decisiones en la Iglesia Adventista mundial que pongan por obra pólizas que establezcan la igualdad de género y la ordenación de hombres y mujeres, por igual, dentro del pastorado adventista.
UNO en Cristo lóla invita a firmar la siguiente petición y, de desear hacerlo, escribir un comentario a los líderes de la Iglesia, expresándoles su apoyo de la ordenación de pastores sin tomar en cuenta si es hombre o mujer.
Firme la petición
Signatarios de la PeticiónHaga clic para verlos
Jared WrightIt's time.
AnonymousThe debate is done and it is time to do the right and morale thing.
Warren TrenchardThe time is now, the place is here. Let us make it so.
Lawrence T. GeratyThis is a plan whose time has come; one God will bless!
AnonymousGod sees and loves men and women equally. Who are we to treat them differently?
Charles Tidwell, Jr
Juan Carlos Bordes
Olive HemmingsIt is time for some men to stop playing God and time for the church to stop enabling them to play God. It is not God who is created in the image of man, rather it is the human (FEMALE as well as male) that are created in the divine image. Those who continue to play God and those who enable them, your tenure is about to expire in the great scheme of heilsgeschichte.
Julius NamI support this statement to the extent that "without regard to gender" means "without regard to gender identities and sexual orientations expressed by gender identities."
Kerby ObergFor a church with a woman so central to its history, equality is long overdue. .
AnonymousThere should never be a difference between ordination of SDA pastors regardless of gender
Landon SchnabelIt's time to recognize we are all one in Christ.
Lorelei CressOur tithes and offerings will be paid to our local church budget until equality for women pastors is a reality.
Denice BennettIt is time!
Jonah ValdezThe basis of my support, and assumably the majority of those supporting this awesome petition, is found in Galatians 3:28 :)
Robert JacobsonLet us not sacrifice justice on the alter of political expedience. Please meet this moral challenge swiftly.
Jonathan CarlosLong overdue
David R. LarsonThe only way forward is for Local Conferences and Union Conferences to fulfill their responsibility, as established by official SDA denominational policy, to determine who will and will not be ordained. This is an excellent start!
Yvonne E Stratton
Steve ParkerLong overdue
Martha MonsalveI support women in ministry, God calls all genders to finish his work
Debra Rae Hayes
Janice MorinI so support this and have been in the (lines) of discussion many times, even by pastors in this area. I work very close with Women's Ministry in the Carolina Conference. Bless you all.
AnonymousDo this immediately. Your credibility is waning.
Gerald ConnellWE have made this an issue of expedient politics long enough. Now it is time for action
Sari FordhamIt's time.
AnonymousThis should have been done a long time ago, but I am hoping we can move forward in this church & stop discriminating against gender. Jesus never did.
A. Gregory Schneider
Jeanne Kinzer MurdochIt is time!
Jerry PlaceIt is time to recognize GOD's Benevolence of His Spiritual Gifts and His Divine Appointment of individuals totally dedicated to following His Purpose in His Ministry, regardless of their ethnicity, social status, or gender!
William ShullI graduated in 1978 from LLU (now LSU), and the first call to a female pastor was made to Jan Eisemann Daffern, as far as I know, within the traditional call process. The Central California Conference Committee then rescinded the call. But by the 1980s this should have become a normal, and equal call and ordaination process. I understand that the trend towards denominations having a larger third-world influence has slowed the gospel's impact on social justice in the church and its ministries, but some things should wait no longer!
Heather MillerIt's about time. Thank you for helping our church move forward!
Terry and Jane Bork
Ione BruntThis issue does not need further study by the General Conference or any other group. The time is long past due. Please make this happen NOW.
Bronwen F. Larson
Karen Gaio Hansberger, M.D.
Elizabeth Venden SutherlandGod's will be done in this and all things. Blessings to our church community, pastors and other leaders.
Ron RodriguezAlthough I was a member of an SDA church in the Southeastern Conference (Garden Grove, CA) for more than 25 years, I strongly urge you to act upon and approve this petition. Thank you.
Traviett Jernigan Ford
Fritz GuyIt's time to do the right thing. The sooner or the better.
Dan HudsonThis is ridiculous it's gone on so long. There is no reason women shouldn't be ordained, it's not like men have some superior power of control, especially when looking at adultery and divorce rates.
Charles DutchMy family and I were members of the SECC for over 25 years, attending Azure Hills most recently, where I served as the Church Board Chairman. This experience enabled me to see there is only positive to be gained by treating male and female pastors equally.
Laurel DutchI am sixteen years old and I was ordained at my church when I was 14. I believe women in the church are entirely equal and should be able to serve alongside men. I took part heavily in my church's deaconing teams and had an amazing live moving experience from it.
Pamela Maize. Harris
Robert SheetsIt's time to catch up to the 20th century.
Heather Marie MayI'm a missionary ESL Teacher in South Korea for the SDA Language Institutes right now
Michael L. McMillan, M.Div.I have been a "Commissioned Minister" since February 3, 2001. Don't call me "ordained" until I can also call my sisters in ministry the same!
Karen J. Tyner
Paul C Dickau
AnonymousWe need men & women to sow the word & reap souls for Christ to come soon!
Dianne RiceI believe it is time to ordain the best person, not just the best man.
Wanda Marie WestcottIt would be wise to note that "One is called" to minister or serve, not "A MAN". I believe God recognizes all "called". It's time for the SDA church to do the same.
Shannon QuishenberryThis is crucial to the survival of SDAism throughout North America.
Bernie Martin BeckThis same type of inclusion could spread to "We are all 1 in Christ"
Ginger Hanks HarwoodWe need to keep moving with the boldness we have shown before.
AnonymousI agree with the women ordination
AnonymousThank you for this campaign
Samuel LeonorIt's time.
Rick Anderson, Jr.
Terrill R Haenny
Chris and Yolanda BlakeIt's not "about time." It's TIME.
Brian LauritzenIt's 2012. How is this still a controversial issue?
Dr. David L Nutter
AnonymousI believe the Lord has given everyone talents and we are called to be one in Christ
Tania AcunaThis needs to happen! It's only fair!
Carla Root Hill
Beth GrissomIt is time!
Garrett SpeyerIt's about time!
Lisa Clark Diller
Maria InfanteThank you for doing this!
Andy McRaeAnd Paul confronted Peter . . . we are there again!
Kristy L. Hodson
Lourdes Morales GudmundssonGod is no respecter of persons, including in the pastoral ministry! This is a courageous and necessary step toward honoring God.
David Ryan Harris
Diana KruegerGender parity is, at this point, just common sense. Let's catch up! :)
Lola Vander MeiI have been a woman elder in our Church for almost 20 years, so I believe strongly in women pastors.
David BaileyThere is no longer any reason that the Y gene should make you eligable to be a pastor. It should be based on one's spiritual gifts and their calling to to lead.
Rizzy Ann VasalloI do it for all the ladies
Tiffany Hunter Jenkins
Konnie & Wilfred GeschkeWomen should never have been denied ordination
Sean E. Evans
Keith BuchananThis should have been done long long ago...
George TichyIt's time to stop women discrimination in our church!
Kathryn L. Hayes
Iris LandaIt really would be wonderful to see this happen.
Preston HawesGalatians 3:28
AnonymousAnyone called to do the Lords work should be allowed to do it.
Kenneth WrightDiscrimination has gone far enough. It is sometimes difficult to respect an organization that has institutionalized discrimination!
Jacob HeskettYou really should fix this problem. It's 2012.
Marilynn LovelessPraying that you'll make the right decisions. Something future generations will be proud of.
Penny Gustafson MillerPlease join in helping this important action to happen!
Desmond TongpoSubstitute the words "woman" or "women" with any race or ethnicity ("Latino's Ordination" or "Black Commissioning") and if you would fight for the rights of ethnicities to be ordained, then why shouldn't you fight for the rights of Women to be ordained? There is no longer JEW nor GREEK, MALE nor FEMALE . . . .
AnonymousI commend this initiative. Working as a pastor myself, I think it is time for the church to start practicing the principles of the Bible and of creation!
Randal WestgardMen and women are equal in God's eyes. So why is it we do not view one and other as equals?
Dr. Torsten Heidenblut
Daniel C. Skoretz
Willam LakeCulture has changed from Paul's day. We don't stone people anymore do we?
Nic SanchezGender discrimination is gender discrimination, even if it's "biblically based". It's no better than sharia law.
Dr. Marc Froese
Tito CorreaAmen. Justice today!
Lillian Rosa CorreaAt last, the courage to call the problem by its real name...IMMORAL DISCRIMINATION!!
Maury JacksonAs the great-grand son of an american slave, I would be remiss not to sign this petition.
Mark AinsworthI support this petition....
David de la VegaGod ordains, not man.
Laurel C LongWe are indeed ONE in Christ!
Ellissa MwesigwaLet God guide our way and we will find gender is not as important as obedience, God will even call the rocks to do His work if we fail to.
Julio MuñozThe SECC has led the way on this important issue. Now comes the most important step. Don't stop now. You can help make gender equality in the church a reality.
Peter CressThere is no room for bigotry in the Kingdom of God!
Sherry V. Attride
AnonymousWomen should be treated equally
Ron BergShould have been done 10 years ago. Women Pastors are awesome!
Krista Motschiedler Brand
Joyce Ann Moran
AnonymousThank you for your passion, organization, commitment, and creative energy in organizing what I hope will become an international initiative!
M. Andrea MateusI been Adventist since I born, but this is the first time that I feel proud to be one. Tanks to all the Pastors of LSU for teach the real value of church and communion with God.
Leticia RussellIt is time.
Allen Dortch HarrisAs the father of a 14-year-old daughter, I am concerned about the lack of role models, as well as women pastors to minister to her. This is long past due and it's the moral thing to do.
Malissa O. HarrisI'm 14 and think we need more women as leaders in our church so Jesus can come soon!
Patti Cottrell GrantI am glad to see the website and support its work toward equality!
Dr. George P. Babcock
AnonymousAll who answer God's call to preach the gospel should be treated as equals regardless of gender.
Madeline WestI support gender equality for ordination of pastors.
David J Kendall
Barbara ProwantIt's about time!!
R. Lynn Sauls
AnonymousGod does not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. Why should the church?
Marilyn L Tompkins
Marcie BrownThis is long past due.
Mark HolmLong overdue!
PRISCILLA WALTERSEllen White maniuscripts state that women workers should be paid for their Christian work, and if the "church" wouldn't pay them, then she would pay them with her tithe money. She saw the progressive nature of truth, and wanted none to be treated unfairly. It is time we heed her advice on this.
Gwendolyn Janelle Albritton, MPHPhone # is 646-884-0505. Thanks to the LSU SR for helping me understand this issue better whilst in my grad program. Blessings to you all & success for us all!
Tim de la Torre
Onalee HartmanPraise God!
Christian B. Schäffler
Karen MyersFemale clergy can add benefits to our church that could enhance our outreach and help us grow.
Janelle HarrisLets go!
Karl WagnerOrdination is simply the Church's confirmation of the call God already has on a person. We must be carefull not to get in the wy of whom God calls.
Irene LongfellowIt's disgraceful that we have to do this. It should have been done years and years ago.
Esther L. AmesI live in Clifton, KS and continue to hold membership as an internet member.
nancy manenteIt's time we caught up with the Holy Spirit especially for a church with a female prophet!
ellen h brodersen
John B. HoehnMy children live and attend in SECC and I want a church they can maintain their support of. Thank you so much.
Heide FordCurrently still a member of SECC
Judelia MedardWe are all ONE
Lexie LordIt is well past time that women are recognised for the work they do for God
Robyn JutzyThanks for supporting all that are called to be God's pastors.
Linda L. Tatum
Dee Dee Schilt
Larry G. HerrThis is a long time in coming.
Haydn PiperI presented a Paper in favor Women's Ordination in 1987 at the Ethical Dilemmas Form at Sunnyside Church in Portland, Oregon. It's gratifying to see the call to Equality getting traction.
AnonymousNot attending currently, but I support the effort.
Jim WaltersAs a member and co-founder of the SECC's Gender Inclusiveness Task Force (no longer meeting), I wholeheartedly endorse this advance. SECC has long been on the leading edge of this commitment to equality in ministry. This advance merely continues that tradition.
Jill RasmussenLong overdue!
Edna Maye Loveless
AnonymousOf course we must do this
Georgia E. Hodgkin, EdD, RD, FADAThe time is long past that the SDA Church Manuals (GC, Division, Union, Local Conference, and Local Church) state all those who recognize God has called them to ministry and all those the local church recognizes they have been called by God be granted the formality of ordination. If not back then, certainly now.
Dan SmithGood for you--the cause is right!
Lambert T. Lee
Christine Linnea CalesThank you for this important step.
Ivan RouseThe time has come to make this happen!
Russell B Meyers
Leslie R Martin
Terrill ThomasThis is long overdue. This inequality is a major stumbling block to my generation.
Raymond T. Chung
Andy BeckI'm proud to sign here so that I can make a little difference in ordaining women later on.
Ben KwonI support to ordain to woman minister.
Dennis J KimThis is overdue.
Kwang OhEverybody has equal rights.
Benjamin S. Lee
John Testerman, MDThe time has come for this action.
Hurda S DuranAbout time!!!
Daniel Gonzalez Reta
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Neil B. YoukAh...
M. James RobertsonThis petition appears to be one way to move toward true gender equality in the SDA church..
Beatriz Mejia Krumbein
AnonymousI hope it would be done
Laura R. Marshall
hi c lee
Johnny Ramirez-JorgeI support the ordination of all Seventh-day Adventist pastors without regard to gender. I call upon the officers and executive committee of my home conference (SECC) and union conference (PUC) to immediately adopt policies and enact practices to bring about the ordination of pastors and the issuance of ordained minister credentials without regard to gender.
Jae Choon Yoo
Krystle Annette Sanchez
Tyler RiddleWomen's Ordination: Galatians 3:26-29
Adrian DonovanSaying women cannot be ordained is silly and petty.
Wanda Brass GoodwinDo the right thing. It's time.
Barbara Sims SchmidtLong overdue!!
Kendall D. Williams
Peter Hester, Sr.
Joc AndersonIt's about Time. Let's take this beyond gender but be totally inclusive to all race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender and religion.
Lyndon Duff GorleThe push for gender equality in pastoral ministry has been a passionate emphasis of mine for many years! Thanks for this good work you are doing.
Kimberly J. Krueger GoransonHow can we even debate this issue of ordination of women when Sister Ellen G. White founded our church?
Craig BeesonIts over due
Bunny GlavichWe have ordained women in our conference and I think that it is wonderful
David H. Marr
AnonymousWe preach one-ness in Christ. Let's now demonstrate our beliefs in our actions as an organization and ordain women pastors. Practise what we preach, please.
AnonymousIt's about time! (Guam was a part of the SSD - recently voted to be a part of NAD. Will be visited in February by NAD officials. We are looking forward to being a part of NAD - preferably the Pacific Union.)
David NarozniakSigning because it is the Lord who gives us our Spiritual gifts and who are we as SDAs to hinder this.
AnonymousIf we are to share God word and His message to the world, then gender shouldn't become a wall that will stop us from preaching the gospel and serving our God.
Dr. Brian E. StrayerAs the GC has just launched the 5th study of women's ordination since 1881, I find it rather ironic that we have been studying this issue without settling it for 130 years while the U.S. Government took less than 50 years to settle women's suffrrage (1870-1920). I am encouraged, however, that the "numbers are on our side" since the 1990 GC vote on the issue was a ratio of 3:1 agains; the 1995 ratio was 2:1 against; and the recent 2011 Fall Council vote was approximately 3:2 against. It's coming soon--hopefully before the Second Coming!
Ron JolliffeA woman was first to proclaim a risen Lord. Our most prominent founder was a woman. Our Bibles say, In the Lord there is neither male nor female for we are all one.
Heidi M JonesI am an SDA hospice chaplain and would greatly appreciate affirmation of my calling into ministry in the form of ordination.
Trevor SmithStop the disrespect
David MennDon't be shy guys.
John N Klim, MDThe church must more forward.
Deborah Pacheco de Trevino
Eunhwa K. Lee
AnonymousI support your cause 100%. There should be NO discrimination against women being ordained as elders and pastors. Keep up the great work! God bless!
AnonymousThroughout my life, I have been inspired by many teachings of our church leader, sister White. I was shocked to learn, as an adult, that w
Tim MitchellThere will be a balleyhoo from some quarters if we move ahead, but within ten years (or sooner) we will wonder why we waited until now..
Reinder BruinsmaI wholeheartedly support this initiative
Mary Joanne RothWe can't use the excuse that other cutures could not approve of this. There are many countries all over the world who have women pastors.
Dave PeckhamI am 100% in favor of doing the right thing in this respect. Please act accordingly.
Jennifer Soto Rivera
William B. Coffman
James W. Jensma
Daniel L. Cotton
Shari ChamberlainCourage, Sisters! The Holy Spirit is igniting hearts.
Gerard Frenk secretary Netherlands Union Conferencvery long overdue. The emphasis on worldwide uniformity is undermining our mission.
AnonymousIf Ellen White can be our spokesperson to the world, I don't see why qualified, spirtual women can be ordained.
AnonymousMy mother was baptized around 1908 by Mrs Minnie Sype, a fully ordained SDA minister and evangelist.
Keith and Ngaire Clouten
Geoffrey MarshallI support the ordination and full participation of women in the gospel ministry on the same level as men.
Yi Shen Ma
Brenton O. Wan
William Blythe, Ph.D.This is WAY overdue!
John H. Koning
Fred QuaileCommon Sense!
Willmore D. Eva
Gerald McKayI fully support the ordination of women in the SECC and beyond.
Carol WaltersI have waited over 55 years for women to be accepted as ordained pastors. For a church that was co-founded by a women and we are treated as second-class members.
AnonymousStrongly support position
AnonymousThis is long overdue! Kudos to everyone involved.
James LondisIt is waaayyyy past time!!!
Michael PreyerSame pay for same job should have ALWAYS been in place!
Roberta FishMy God is a God who is no respector of persons and we are all equal at the foot of the cross. Through the ages he has called men and women at his own desires and purposes.
AnonymousThis is a HUGE issue with young people in their teens through 30's. Many are no longer attending for this very reason. They just can't reconcile the obvious discrimination against women.
Kenneth R. Grant
Cynthia R. Magi
Annemarie HamlinMember of Glendale City SDA church
AnonymousIf God calls someone, why should men refuse to acknowledge that calling. Doesn't make sense for a church that depends so deeply on the counsel of Ellen White to say that other women cannot be ordained.
Richard A. Craig
J.D. Victor FitchIt is time to recognize God calls both men and women to ministry.
Candyce RajahI am glad you are doing this.
Angela MatthewsGod would have his people at the forefront of civil rights and equality, not holding his people back.
Anthony BrownGod is Good & Gracious
Shelly MillerThis is so important! Our SDA church can be relevant and current and caring by meeting the goals of your petition.
Kjersti MartinussenIt is time for a change - and you can contribute! :)
Bess WilliamsI am 100% behind this. Many years ago I received less salary than the janitor because he was a man and I was a female college graduate teacher.
Anneke VallesI am in full support of this cause.
Daphne ThomasIt's an honor to have my name associated with this petition. I just wish this was for the NAD as well as the SECC.
Robert K. Thomas
Everton M. Souza
Edna ThomasIt is not just surprising, but to me devastating, that gender is still an issue in our church organization. Jesus excluded no one and if we are to emulate him in our lives, we should not either.
Edwin M. R. Sobrera
Teri BoyattNow is the time.....
Patricia Maize SchaefferGender should not be an issue in our church founded by Ellen White.
Louis Venden"Courage - to stand for the right..."
Dr. Katie A. Lamb
AnonymousMale priesthood ended at the cross.
Joyce DickI believe God calls women to minister, and if they meet the qualifications, they should be ordained.
R.A. Paulson, PhD
AnonymousWithin a culture that has made grand strides to recognize the value and potential of women, it saddens me to realize the SDA church is so reluctant to do the same. We are to set the example of love and equality, but instead, we keep women as second-class members of the body of Christ.
Sheila ElwinI am a former member of Southeastern California Conference, and totally support this initiative.
AnonymousI find it necessary, to have equal rights of all members of our church.
Janet L. Mallery
Vanesa DelfinoIn the name of Jesus, I hope we all awake.
Donna SampayanIt is about time that the church support the ordination of all SDA pastors without regard to gender. It is about time that the church get rid of the descrimination between the male and female clergys
BrendaThe Kingdom of God will be established when we become ONE
Garrett Caldwell, Jr.
Felipe GutierrezGod Speed
Arthur L Dick
Carol Jeanne Dick
Marissa FerrellPlease don't miss out on the opportunities of EVERYONE working together as the body of Christ. and please don't allow those opportunities to get in the way of bringing people to Christ. I left the church for awhile because of the politics that have infiltrated our church. Please do the right thing and let's all work together. God Bless
AnonymousOrdination for all qualified pastors NOW !!!
Gilberto Del Vecchio
Johans RomeroWhy is this even an issue?
Shane WoodMy membership is still in Wenatchee, WA and I hope soon this goes to my home church, to all the nation, and eventually the world.
Berenice Cordova Rojas
Patrick Garrett York
AnonymousPraise God we ate all equal in our Father's eyes
Rebecca Elena Velasco
Linda Biswas"For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body..."
June DubynaThank you for this opportunity to send a message from the bottom to the top!
Roy DubynaThanks for initiating this long overdue process!
AnonymousI was recently told that 'ordination was such a silly, little thing' to fight over. Okay, if it is such a 'silly, little thing' why do men continue to block it? I believe that our church cannot move into the Latter Rain time until ALL prejudice disappears (in all its forms) from among God's people. Our Seventh-day Adventist Church should lead the way!
John RazzoukTelling a woman that she can be "commissioned" but not "ordained" is like telling my wife that she can be a "caretaker" but not a "mother" to our son.
Donnie CristalesBest of wishes and may the Lord's hands themselves lead and His light continue to guide(:
Anonymousnot ordaining women kept me 39 years ago from taking up theology, instead I studied medicine!
Halcyon WilsonPrayers for the future . . .
Beverly Maravillawhat a tangible way to live out the gospel of Christ!
Heidi Weiss - krimmWe need to keep striving for equality
Douglas Cooper Ph.DGod bless you for doing this
Cherie RouseEager to have all hands on deck.
Sylvia D. Castro
Helga FolkesThis is past due! We should be leaders in equality!
Marjorie E. VendenThis is way overdue!
Michael FolkesSo there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, between slaves and free people, between men and women; you are all one in union with Christ Jesus. Galations 3:28
Anonymous"Priesthood of all believers"
AnonymousSee Dwight Nelson's sermon:http://www.pmchurch.tv/article.php?id=56
Kay RosburgIn solidarity from Potomac Conference!
Thomas RasmussenI am currently serving as youth director for the Danish Union of Churches Conference. Thank you for leading!
Iki TaimiLET'S GO!!!!
Lisa Jean VeronaWe're all the same in Christ! Stop discrimination now!
Jim BrownAs a retrired male ordained SDA minister, I am 100% in favor of ONE.
Robert M. Johnston
Dr. Brenda Markert-GreenThis has been too long in coming! We have a female founder of our church, and there is no Biblical basis for the continued sexism and discrimination that the church which claims to have the most truth perpetrates against women! Jesus had female disciples, and came to tear down the sexism that has been prevalent from the beginning of time. It is time for this church body to embrace the Bible, and to treat all in equality! There is no Jew or Greek, no male or female, in Christ Jesus!
Mona A FellersI truly don't believe God would disclude anyone ... He has called us all to His service.
Lennard JorgensenThis is about time...
Wilma Van Deursen
Gabriel UribeEquality Now
Brittany Daron TysonThank you to everyone who has contributed in giving this momentum.
Esther GuerpoONE in Christ is an awesome campaign!!
Elba VillasenorMay God continue to guide this ministry.
AnonymousI was a theology major, and even did multiple years of youth ministry internships. I wanted to be a youth pastor. I could not hold the esteem of an ordained minister because of my gender, even if I did get a masters in divinity. This is the major reason why I no longer align myself 100% with the SDA church like I once did.
Cozbi Marylu Munoz
Deogarcias S. Masibay
Virgilin S. Masibay
Gabrielle S. Masibay
Edwin H. KrickIt is what Christ would do were He here in person.
Alaric Vingua, Jr.
Shaun A. Loo
Jed de la Paz
Darren Chevalier Thomas II
Michaela GarciaWhat Would Jesus Do?
Ronald CarterMy signature is not a protest, but a plea for our Church to stand for equality.
Faye ChilsonWe have an assist woman pastor and she is wonderful. By all means women should be ordained. hallie Wilson is great too
Evette ReyesIt is sad that inequality still exsits today.
SanDee PriserThis is a relatively easy way for SECC to simply do the right thing.
Megan Sarah McDonough
Anonymoussome of the best pastors I've had have been women. Like Pastor Chris (LSU Church), and Pastor Yami Bazan.
Ronald W. Rosenquist, MD
Janice A. Rosenquist, CPA MBAThe best man for the job is a woman
Denise Souza DuBose
Mary L. Curtis and Dr. Herman C.Curtis, Jr.Needs to have happened long ago.
Linda Thayer McFeeters
Michelle Riley Jones
Madeline S. JohnstonAfter about 50 years of study, it's time.
Forrest L HoweThe time is long overdue to equate both genders.
Christine PlatasMuch needed in these last days!
AnonymousIt's about time
AnonymousOur church had this discussion 40 years ago. You are behind the times.
AnonymousI no longer attend the SDA church in protest of inequality. I still, however consider myself an Adventist
AnonymousIt amazes me that this is even a question.
Judith Florence Dean
Alyce PudewellWomen pastors are needed in many activities where a man's presence is inappropreiate.
AnonymousThis shouldn't even have to be petitioned.
Wesley B. JonesTo be ordained suggest Holy Spirit power. Commisioned suggest man power and man controlled.
Carole A. McIntyreThe difference between ordained and commissioned is just semantics. It needs to be done away with.
Sylvia Clark Davis.
lori tysoni'm much happier and healthier doing my church on horse back when the local church elders say that to ordain local female church elders would "split the church apart". i don't need people in my life with that atitude.
Randy RobertsGalatians 3:28-29
Daisy Montes de Oca
Esther Saguar¡Ya era hora!
Eric RichmondIts about time, Actualy its long over due.
Laura PatelIt's about time we remove the double standard and truly become the priesthood of believers we were called to be.
Janice P. De-Whyte
AnonymousIt's a no brainer!
Jere L. Fox, JD, MA
Zachary ThorpMay we recognize whom God calls!
Pastor Ron Sydenham
Eddie FenisonInjustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. MLK,Jr.
Micheal CarterThe church's position against the ordination of women made no sense to me when I joined the organization over 40 years ago. It is time for the leadership to affirm the full equality of all without regard to gender.
AnonymousJesus understands who He alone has called to serve. Men cannot control what gifts He has given to both genders. in and for His service to His calling. .
Ron RotheSoutheastern resident for 28 years attending Beaumont from 1983 to 2006
Robert ForsythIt is an honor to all women pastors to sign this petition
Mark F. Carr
Vadim DementyevThis is long overdue!
Shaun PeabodyLet us take the next step!!!
Maraky AlemsegedI am completely FOR being ONE in Christ, and am sorry there has to be a petition for this kind of matter.
Dannette Brandon JohnsonIs not this the 21st Century!!
Deryl G Rowe
Omar OlivarriaI do attend to La Sierra University Church, but my membership still is in Phoenix Spanish Church in Phoenix, AZ. Just to let you know :)
Oscar Olivarria, Sr.
Benjamin Curtis Dean“When a great and decisive work is to be done, God chooses men AND women to do this work, and it will feel the loss if the talents of both are not combined.” — Ellen G. White, Evangelism, p. 469
Sharon CruxMy hope is that soon the young girls in my class who decide to become pastors will receive equal treatment as the men.
Celeonio García-Pozuelo RamosPor favor, dejemos de forzar la palabra de Dios y establezcamos la igualdad que pregonamos.
Mª Isabel Gómez Hernández
Mª Mercedes Fernández
Anonymoustotalmente de acuerdo
Joaquin Martin FernandezNo comprendo como la Iglesia Adventista esto no lo ha echo ya
Sonia Romero Salamanqués
Olga Calonge Angoy
Alicia Hidalgo Maestre
Luis GonzálezEsto no es una cuestión de género sino de derechos humanos. ¡Ánimo y que Dios les bendiga! Por cierto, por la razón expuesta yo hago extensible esta petición a nivel de Divisiones y de Asociación General.
Alfredo Villanueva Larrosa
Betty DuncanWomen planed a key role in the founding of the Seventh-day Adventist church, but they have been pushed aside. They should once again have the opportunity to lead out and guide our church.
AnonymousIt is great to have a Woman's perspective be known from the pulpit. Thank you for this opportunity.
AnonymousThe Spirit knows and distributes gifts as it sees fit.
Danijela TrajkovDear friends, I just want to support you in that matter. May God be with when you stand up for our rights.
AnonymousDs nos ayude... y realmente podamos lograr la igualdad que enseño El Señor.
Adriana Isabel Burroso de Coria
Charles and Marta TeelMay we be one.
John R. Jones
Fernando Fernández González
AnonymousHe estudiado teología y no me dan ni la oportunidad de trabajar como pastor, ni ordenado ni sin ordenar.
Margaret SolomonI join others in supporting the ordination of pastors on qualifications and experience than the Gender
Gerald SchaferPlease show leadership and do what's right, now!
Elizabeth Sinulingga Yuriar
Jeffrey N. Dupee
John PerumalIt's about time
Lee F GreerAs a current faculty at La Sierra University and friend of universal equality and justice, I support the end of mysogeny within Adventist christianity as well as in all religious traditions and throughout societies.
AnonymousIt is time to give women the right to be ordained!!
Dora D. Clarke-PineThis is long overdue--please allow God, who created us, both male and female, in His own image, to serve Him if they are called to do so as an ordained paster, again, male or female.
AnonymousI am pleased to see that the official state of inequality between men and women held by our church is being challanged. I have been embarrassed and appalled that such a politically incorrect view, which is just as shameful as racism, is still being upheld by the Seventh-day Adventist leadership. I love my church and do not desire dissention, but this injustice should not be tolerated. I truly beleive if there were a vote of North American Division membership, this official policy would be altered.
AnonymousSe que pertenezco a otra región del globo sin embargo comparto el mismo pensar. Gracias
Antonio García JiménezApoyo esta iniciativa para que se acabe con esta discriminación de género en la ordenación al pastorado.
Nicole MerizanI pray that Christ be our guiding light to the future
Barbara ClarkWe should use our gifts regardless of gender or race!
Carmen Janet MendozaI fully support women ordination
AnonymousThis is long overdue
Caitlyn GriffithWomen being denied ordination is no different than denying a black man the right to vote.
Alfonso M. Duran
AnonymousMe parece que es una peticion acorde a las escrituras, o que podriamos decir de la Sra White?? no es profeta?? acaso fu su genero un impedimiento para ser instrumento divino???
Joanne T. JohnsonI believe Christ said for all to preach..male and female
Priscilla Jackothere is NO excuse for nonequality in this day and age. Whether or not the world church adopts this or not, it must happen here and now
Jim Ponderit seems strange for a denomination so indebted to the role of a woman empowered by the Spirit of God to drag its collective feet on something like this.
Fred W. Stephens Jr.When you see the impact of women on ministry in China, how can anyone deny the blessing of the Holy Spirit on women being embraced as full partners in sharing the gospel and caring for the flock.
AnonymousCome on folks, we are not in the dark ages, a penis does not make you any wiser nor smarter but it seems that it shrinks common sense to the leadership of our church.
Janice Witt-StephensThis is way past due. I wish this petition were on behalf of the entire North American Division.
Grecia Talia CruzI definitely believe we are one in Christ. I volunteer and preach and sing both male & female prisons. I'm looking forward to Lay Pastor training and who knows if the Lord guides me to become ordain in the future!!!
Matt StevensGOD is not sexiest. GOD had and has many women leaders, prophets, and devote followers. I'm completely ok following the leadership of a woman.
Cynthia A. Lopez-GalvanI am glad to be able to support this campaign!
Dr. David BissellIts time we understand the heart of God rather than a rigid, inconsistent fundamentalist reading of scripture.
C. C. DickinsonGlad to know you have been guided to hold up this light.
Frieda RoosIt is high time for ordination to be equally applied to men and women!
AnonymousIt is time for women and men with equal qualifications to be equally recognized and ordained.
Dan EngebergIn my humble view, in spiritual terms the spirituality of the new testament has been more manifested through ovaries than testicles. Again my humble opinion, but present status of our church would be far more conforming to New Testament principles of the beatitudes had the ostrasized women's influence been allowed.
AnonymousI realize the world church has issues with women's ordination.
AnonymousGive woman the same right this is the US Law!
Patricia MaxwellIt'm thrilled to sign this petition. It's way past time that we equalize ordination.
Mary WilsonThis action is about 100 years over due.
Garrison Chaffee"It is not always men who are best adapted to the successful management of a church. If faithful women have more deep piety and true devotion than men, they could indeed by their prayers and their labors do more than men who are unconsecrated in heart and in life." [Letter 33, 1879, p. 2] http://www.sdanet.org/atissue/wo/welcomeapp1.htm
Franklin House MDworldwide church unity demands gender equality as taught in the New Testament. May the leaders in leadership have courage to bring the laggards to parity with Biblical Revelation bring
greg proutlong overdue.
Carole A. McIntyreThroughout the ages God has called people of both genders to serve him. It is time that we recognize the contributions that women have made to spreading the gospel and recognize their contributions and calling with equal opportunities, equal ranking and equal pay.
Donna Carlson Reeves
Rochelle WebsterI am proud to be part of this movement! Thank you for the opportunity.
James L. PerryLong overdue!
Darleen Stout-EricksonI am a member of the LLUC family, though I am currently living in ND
Judy ColburnEquality may help us understand how God is with us all.
Sari Clark Leman
AnonymousWhen God calls and ordains someone to His work and ministry their work and calling is evidenced by their fruit and by acknowledgement by those whose lives are touched. Why should only men be acknowledged by the church through ordination when men and women are both called?
Lewelyn A Ferriol
Roberta Herbert CoonYes!
Richard RiceThe vote of SECC on March 22 is welcome and encouraging.
Collette Joy PekarPraise God for your diligent work. What you have done reminds me of William Wilberforce.
Karen GreenleafWould Ellen White have been considered for ordination today?
Bonnie buffonePraise God
Nancy S GowellWe have a female pastor who is in every way as capable as a male pastor. I do not believe it is should be against church protocol to ordain women pastors.
Eric RajahMany people ask me how is that I go around the world educating and empowerng women yet the church through which I do limits the levels to which women can aspire. Thank you Warren for leading this cause.
Wallace CyrusI am very disappointed that my church, God's church still has second class members - our females. May God have mercy on and forgive our leaders for contniuing its racist and sexist behaviours. However, I pray also that our leadership would repent, seek God's forgivenes and the forgiveness of our non white and female brothers and sisters. C. Wallace Cyrus
ANA ISABEL MENEGHELLO RODRÍGUEZI support for the ordination of pastors in the PUCon without regard to gender.
Wonil KimLet us do the right thing.
Iván Sierra Arocas
Virginia CoombsI am a 75 yr. old female and I believe in equality in Gods work and His kingdom
Bob CoombsIt is time for my church to take a positive stand for women's equality, eather commision men and women or ordain men and women. Which ever just DO IT!
Hugo A. Meier***Women are the backbone of the adventist church
Forrest L HoweThis is a moral/ethical imperative not just a mere policy issue!
Karen KotoskeBe brave. Do justice for all.
Galeta M Brewer
Lori J. CockerhamWhat would Jesus do?
Daniel E. Cockerham
Beth Van MeterWe've waited so long for equality. Hoping the wave move to the East.
Lyndon "Duff" GorleTo All Concerned: A male-only pastoral team is not in the spirit of Christ who came to cross the barriers that separate us from God, self and all others. Men are not welcomed into the pastorate (priesthood) because they are more like Christ or can become other Christs who can do what C
Priscilla WaltersGod bless you
James William WaltersNow is the time. Basically 50% of all young attorneys, physicians, dentists, and pharmacists that graduate from Loma Linda University are women. Denominational policy, up till now, bars women from serving with full authorization as a gospel minister. This is tragic. It turns off the church's youth, and their is a massive dropout rate. Ordination of women is not a panacea. But it is a first step. And most important, IT IS RIGHT.
Adu WorkuIt is time! It is past time!
A. Gregory SchneiderIn Christ, there is neither . . . .
AnonymousIt's past time
Ron M. WisbeyTo many young people are at risk for the church, if the church continues to practice gender discrimation!
Pastor Fredy A ReinosaOne in Christ. Finally !
Karen KotoskePlease vote for gender equal ordination
Lisa S. Butler
Elizabeth A SimcockI have been a SDA all of my life. It seems to me that we should be on the front line leading the way with equality, fairness, and doing what is right. Why are we waiting. It is time to ordain woman.
Marilyn PasioneI have been full time sole charge pastor of churches in Taranaki since 2007. I have the same qualifications if not more than some of my male colleagues. I am treated mostly as an equal but am not equal. Please acknowledge my work and my contribution to the work of Jesus Christ in the same way as my male colleagues.
Verity PasioneSexism in this day & age...? Funny how we base many of our beliefs on a woman's (EGW) writings.
maria mihmI just hope their is change in our SDA churches because we will leave a whole generation of our youth if changes doesn't happen. We need women leaders in all areas and especially in the general conference and in the catholic church
Keith JacobsonSorry to so slow in adding my name!
Mary L. TillayIts about time, we can't wait for the 22 century.
E. Wayne Tillay
Blake GorleWe have all been made one through Jesus
AnonymousI commend the SECC for already doing this
Cynthia M. Williams, M.S., MFTI have been hoping that the WO issue would be settled long ago. Now I wonder if it will happen during my life time. I surely hope that it will happen before my granddaughters grow much older.
Penny MillerThis action is needed now as never before, praise God for all of us!
Donald R. MillerIt's about time. Thanks be to God!
Ken LawsonAn excellent proposal. Lets give up our religious bigotry.
Anita WhartonPlease end the discrimination. Ordain all who have received the call and are working in God's vineyard.
Donovan reinermember of the Simi Valley SDA church.
Donovan reinermember of the Simi Valley SDA church.
Donovan reinermember of the Simi Valley SDA church.
Frieda RoosIt is high time for the church to take Paul seriously when he says there is neither Jew nor Gentile, Slave or Free, Male or Female.... Also the prophesy regarding the spirit falling on men and women, young and old.
AnonymousI have waited for the church to take a stand on this issue for a long time. I can no longer pay tithe to an oppressive church that refuses to follow Christ's teachings.
Lynn BadgerIt is time, Ellen White was our founder what are we waiting for?
Martha LukensWith at least 60% of the membership are women, we should have an equal opportunity for ordination and pastorship, and any other leadership opportunities.Thank you.
Bert HaloviakThe 131-year delay (since 1881) seems long enough
Mary HaloviakMay it happen NOW
Wilny AudainIt's time!
Yvonne WhitedMany prayers.
Pastor Donald L. McPhaullThe time for us to be one in Christ is long overdue. Ordination should be extended to all qualified pastor, irrespective of gender.
AnonymousThis is long overdue!
Darlene Logan Dickinson
Eldon Charles Dickinson
AnonymousIn years past I would ask God why our church wouldn't use women as ordained ministers, it had bothered me for a long time.Then I felt He led me to find books that were written in favor of this issue. The scriptures and statements made from E.G.White in favor of ordained women. I am so pleased to be able to vote in favor of this. We have women who are such a blessing to the cause of God and time is so short,we need more of women who may be the only means of reaching other women and children. I am happy to say...It's about time!
Virtudes IrsulaI support woman ordination
Renee M. SchaecherIf we have female pastors who have accomplished the requirements and are working as pastors then lets give them the same credentials, pay, and authority as anyone else that has accomplished the requirements
Patti Cottrell GrantI believe with all my heart and spirit that ordination without regard to gender must be put into practice in order to follow the Biblical injunctions toward the priesthood of all believers.
Rosemary JacksonThis is long overdue. The world passed us by on this one.
Johann ThorvaldssonIn 1895 Ellen White made a clear statement that some women should be ordained. She never wrote one iota against the ordination of women. How could she? She was ordained herself and received the status of ordained minister from her church.
Michael Bo Jensen
Vikki HeinGod gives his gifts of preaching & evangelism to all people not just men.
Eva C. Edström
Trudy J. Morgan-Cole
Gillian WebsterJesus is our example - He empowers women to minister like no man could.
Saúl Márquez"Go Forward"
Walter VillegasSomos Uno, no entiendo porque tanto argumento y perder tiempo. Jesus vino a unir no a separar.
Laura FernandezThis action is way past due. God never intended for the women to be marginalized. But the men in control have been very diligent in keeping it that way.
Elder Rafael Irsula
Dilcia GonzalezThere many good female pastors that deserve that honor
Georgia E. Hodgkin, EdD, RD, FADAPrayers go with the delegates to the Pacific Union Constituency meeting that they may recognize the gifts of the women pastors in our Union. Ordination is one means of recognizing those gifts. Ordination will allow both genders to fully participate in the governance and decision-making of this Union. Many a committee would/will benefit from the insights that women bring to the table. I urge the delegates to vote yes to grant ordination without regard for gender.
Zdravko Zack Plantak
Lauree TrenchardThis correction is long overdue and sorely needed, especially in this part of the world! I believe we lose credibility and diminish our witness when we allow this sort of inequality to remain within our ranks. 100 years ago this policy may have been the norm. Today, however, it is completely unacceptable in this country. We can do better!
Jaci Cress Perrin
AudriaI wholeheartedly support women's ordination in the SDA Church!!
David BentonThanks for an opportunity to voice our support for gender equality in SDA ordination!
Hanne Beate Skattør
Wilfred & Konnie GeschkePrayinf that the NPUC will join you in affirming women's ordination
Daisy M. Lopez
Heru Gideon Prasetya
Kay RosburgWe are praying for this Sunday's vote!
Frances P. MillerThis is a moral and ethical issue that must be addressed to meet our mission!
Enga AlmeidaGod bless all of you and I pray that u will stand strong!
Pastor Buffy HalvorsenI hope Mid-America Union is next. I've been waiting for this since college.
Martha MonsalveMay the Holy Spirit lead on Sunday, blessings!
No on womens ordinationYou are in rebellion against the world church
KorahEven though the Lord has appointed me to give service in a particular role, I want "equal rights" to serve in another role. After all, I'm as qualified as Moses
Virtudes IrsulaEsperando muy buenas noticias acerca de la proxima votacion en Pacific Union Conferencia. Quiero ver justicia hacia las mujeres dedicadas al ministerio antes de morir. Dios les bendiga.
Gordon Lyle Ball
Rev. Mark ChaffinTo prevent and oppose gender equality in full ordination to gospel ministry is an affront to the Gospel of Jesus. Let the church hear what the Spirit is saying to the leaders of the church. My prayers are with PUC delegates.
Roland & Ann Gray
Daniel LewisThe time is short; Every gift from the giver of all good gifts needs release for His service.
Jose I MontanoVendran multiples bendiciones a la iglesia aqui como las que el buen Dios ha dado a nuestra iglesia en China donde la Mayoria de los pas
AnonymousNadie debe ser discriminado. 60 años de estudio ya son suficiente. Basta de ampararse en la "unidad" de la iglesia. Necesitamos dar pasos firmes en procura de una iglesia que sea coherente con el mensaje de Cristo de manera plena. Dr. Miguel Ángel Núñez.
AnonymousThe Holy Spirit is empowering women and men all over the globe as we all proclaim Christ's message! Meanwhile... The governing body of the REMNANT CHURCH is waiting on yet another study then another vote to see if women should be granted all the organizational "tools" that would make their Spirit-filled work more effective! GENIUS!
Florin LaiuOrdaining women pastors is as risky as ordaining men pastors. The greatest requirement for SDA pastors now is to justify their employment by more than sermonizing and occasional ceremonies. Regarding the Bible's authority, the SDA Church is not bound to its cultural rules (head covering for married women, women be silent in public meetings etc.). Only the
Jorge ZambranaAlgunos Pastores adventistas determinan erróneamente que 1Timoteo 3:2 es el fundamento para excluir a las mujeres de los cargos de “anciana”, y ello demuestra que el machismo todavía prolifera en la Iglesia.
Sherri CraigSurely a church started by a woman should appreciate and use fully the gifts that God has give to women. Refusing to fully accept women in ministry alienates many intelligent women and men. If church leaders truly want to "finish the work" they will use all of those whom God calls to serve.
Timothy MayneAs a pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist church I affirm the statement written above.
Edgar ReyesUnidos en Cristo sin distincion de sexo
JUNNIE REE PAGUNSAN
Don C Dyer
Sandra CastellonI support gender equality.
Marcia L. TrottLong past due. Men cannot minister to women like women can. There are so many needs in the church and not always enough Godly men to lead in ordained positions.
AnonymousThis is not an issue for discussion with me. IT is the right thing to do morally.
Robert F. WymanIt seems to me that individuals at GC are using delaying tactics!