ACUM Supports Adventist World Church on the Issue of Ordination of Women

Communication Department, ACUM

In regard to the actions taken by two unions within the North-American Division, the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ACUM) affirms its support of the Adventist world church.
According to Adventist News Network, on August 19, at a special session, the constituents of the California-based Pacific Union voted 79 percent to 21 percent to approve ordinations to the gospel ministry without regard to gender. This vote followed a similar action taken by the Maryland-based Columbia Union just three weeks earlier.

In commenting on the recent happenings and as one of the many unions within the Adventist world church, Pastor Leonard A. Johnson, president of the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission, issued the following statement in his “Ministerial Weekly.” “Please note that ACUM stands with the world church and has no intention of going ahead of it. There is a commission that is giving attention to the question of ordination of women, which should report in 2014. You will be kept posted on this matter. Until then let’s heed the council of Elder Wilson.”

Please read the most recent appeal from Elder Neil Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The article is entitled “Church officials say Pacific Union vote on ordination preempts study process.” It can be found on Adventist News Network at http://news.adventist.org/archive/articles/2012/08/19/