I know I don’t get to vote for the new Archbishop of Sydney however I do have a question for the nominees. I’ve submitted it to both of them via whyrick.info and glenndavies.info
Here’s my question
Looking at the major committees/boards/governance structures in the Sydney Diocese it seems that women are under-represented. For example
- Standing Committee – 10 out of 56 members are women
- Moore Theological College – 1 out of 16 members are women
- Anglican Church League – 7 out of 59 members are women
- Anglicare – 4 out of 16 members are women
- Evangelism and New Churches – 1 out of 8 members are women
What do you propose to do to correct the under representation of women in major organisations in the diocese?
I’ll admit that I’ve never been much into politics. Which was partly ignorance and partly apathy. But recently I’ve realised how important this stuff is, especially for Christians (I know I’m a little slow) and so I’m trying my best, with lots of help from others, to get informed and interested.
So today I voted – hopefully it was a relatively informed vote (baby steps right? ;) ). And for the first time ever I voted below the line on my Senate ballot!
A side note – I’ve been disappointed with the fact that the funding of Mental Health care seems to be bit of a peripheral issue in the election hype. I’d love to see this change and for our government to take this seriously. So I’m looking forward to writing to my House of Reps member (once I know who it is) to make sure they know the electorate of Lindsay cares about this issue!
Over on The Box Pop, Steve is doing a great little series on voting & Jesus. It’s very helpful if, like me, you know this is important & want to vote wisely but don’t really know where to start.
Read it here.