Is God They/Them? Church of England considers gender-neutral pronouns.

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from The Washington Post,

Any change would need General Synod approval, and there is no consensus so far on the best language to use.

The Church of England is exploring whether to use gender-neutral language instead of referring to God solely with masculine pronouns, such as “He” or “Our Father” — which would be a major change after millennia of prayer and teachings.
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The church is launching a project on “gendered language” this spring, following a years-long effort to study the ways in which God is referred to and addressed in liturgy and worship.

“Christians have recognised since ancient times that God is neither male nor female,” the Church of England said in an emailed statement. “Yet the variety of ways of addressing and describing God found in scripture has not always been reflected in our worship.”

The church — and theologians — say this is nothing new, and is part of a broader push to adapt the language it uses to contemporary times.

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