The statement went on to note that the meetings that have occurred in the SELK during the past decade have contributed strongly toward building confidence, improving the state of affairs, and deepening theological understanding. Mutual respect has grown with opponents as well as advocates of women's ordination, even when no side could be convinced theologically by the other side.
All of this brings to mind the recent actions of the Synod's president, Rev. Matthew Harrison, who has threatened to end completely
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