‘God is neither male nor female’: Church of England is considering gender-neutral terms

News.sky.com reports: “The Church of England is considering whether to stop referring to God as ‘he’ after questions concerning the use of gender-neutral terms were raised by priests.

The topic, which has been discussed by those who follow the Christian faith for many years, is being explored by two commissions in a new joint project.

The project has been launched in response to a question asked by Rev Joanna Stobart, vicar of Ilminster and Whitelackington in Somerset at synod, who wished for an update on ‘more inclusive language’ in Church of England services and to refer to God in a ‘non-gendered way’.

Although specifics of the project’s aim and outcome remain unclear, some have already hit back at the possibility of changes.

Rev Dr Ian Paul told the Telegraph that any change would represent an abandonment of the Church’s own doctrine. He said that it would mean moving the doctrine of the Church away from being ‘grounded in the scriptures’.

The newspaper claimed there have been calls to stop referring to God as ‘He’, ‘Him’ and ‘Our Father’ for decades…”

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