Rowan Williams: 'Ordained ministry is there to address the unfulfilment and unconvertedness of the Church, to speak to the Church in the name of the Kingdom. It needs therefore to speak to the Church on behalf of the poor and excluded - and... 1/3
...specifically of those whom the Church itself causes to be 'poor and excluded', to feel devalued, rejected or dehumanised. Can this be done with any credibility if the ordained ministry expresses no solidarity with such people? And these are questions not only... 2/3
... about women, or homosexuals, or divorcees, but about all whose history is marked down by the Church as a failure, whose experience is sealed off from the exercise of 'professional pastoring'. This, if anything, is the way to make pastoral ministry dramatically unprophetic'.
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