Religious discrimination against women in priesthood

Other Names:
Bias against ordination of women
Active religious prejudice towards female priests
Opposition to admission of women to priesthood
Prohibition of women as ordained priests
Rejection of women priests

Discrimination against women in priesthood limits both the potential of women and also the potential of Church members being aided by having a female rather than male priest.


Although still not permitted in many countries, and officially not permitted by the Anglican Church, women priests are found in the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST