Official Denominational Proceedings

This group of resources presents official denominational documents relating to ordination and to the role of women:

  • Research papers and other study documents prepared for the special commissions and ad hoc committees that, since 1973, have considered the role of women in the Church
  • Available minutes of the meetings of the study committees
  • Minutes of General Conference Sessions and standing GC Committees, where these report actions taken on ordination
  • Reports requested by General Conference committees

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GC Session Actions GC Committees' Actions Study Commissions and Committees Other Officially Commissioned Reports