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(Worthy News)-- A group within the Church of England is calling for God to be referred to as female following the selection of the first female bishops, the UK Guardian reported.
The group wants the church to recognise the equal status of women by overhauling official liturgy, which is made up almost exclusively of male language and imagery to describe God.
Rev Jody Stowell, a member of Women and the Church (Watch), the pressure group that led the campaign for female bishops, said: "Orthodox theology says all human beings are made in the image of God, that God does not have a gender. He encompasses gender – he is both male and female and beyond male and female. So when we only speak of God in the male form, that's actually giving us a deficient understanding of who God is." --[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/01/church-of-england-womens-group-bishops" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]