NAD WOMEN CLERGY RETREAT BRINGS OVER 200 TOGETHER
Out of 4,200 professional pastors in the North American Division, around 200 are women. We were so pleased to have the majority of these pastors and chaplains here in the Pacific Union this week, as they gathered for fellowship, seminars, and the chance to be together at the NAD 2018 Women Clergy Retreat.
The event was sponsored by the North American Division Ministerial Department—and here in the Pacific Union, we were eager to participate and demonstrate our support for women in ministry.
Although still a small minority of NAD clergy are female, the number continues to grow every year as congregations, conferences, unions, and other ministries are discovering the benefits that professional women clergy can provide.
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NEW CALIFORNIA LABOR LAWS PROVIDE FOR WORKERS CIVIL RIGHTS
Several important laws which recently passed legislature promise to help those filing cases of harassment. The bills will help victims of sexual harassment, as well as Christians who lose their jobs over keeping the Sabbath.
Assembly Bill 1870 increases the time to file a claim for discrimination or harassment from one year to three years.
Senate Bill 1300 has a provision to make managers and supervisors personally liable for harassing and firing employees.
Learn more about these bills, and other important legislation, on the Church State Council website: http://churchstate.org/