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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)-- The Moravian Church's Northern Province approved a proposal Sunday to allow gays and lesbians to be ordained, to create a religious ceremony for same-sex couples and to revise the Northern Province's Book of Order to reflect all these changes, according to Charisma News.
"Moravians understand that God's call to us is to welcome all people, because God's embrace is far larger than our capacity to imagine," said Rev. Elizabeth Miller, president of the Provincial Elders' Conference of the Moravian Church Northern Province.
The proposal affects only the Northern Province, the largest of the denomination's three provinces in North America, which includes more than 21,000 members the U.S. and Canada.
The worldwide Moravian Church consists of 21 provinces with more than 1 million members, half of which live in Africa.