Religion: Minister-Mother

Into Partick Congregational Church in Glasgow one day last week crowded hundreds of devout Scots, with hundreds more pressing on their heels outside. In the pulpit stood Rev. Vera Kenmure, Scotland's first female minister. She was resigning her post, preaching her farewell sermon. While women in the congregation sniffled and sobbed their regrets, Preacher Kenmure explained: "I am glad the decision of the church has been to ask me to continue the ministry, thereby showing your faith in the ministry of women. But I am still aware of opposition and hostility which...

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