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Is God They/Them? Church of England considers gender-neutral pronouns

By Annabelle Timsit

09 Feb 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

"Our Father, who art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name," or the Lord's Prayer and many others may undergo changes if a concensus is reached on gender-neutral terms for God, notes The Washington Post.

LONDON - The Church of England is exploring whether to use gender-neutral language instead of referring to God solely with masculine pronouns, such as "He" or "Our Father" - which would be a major change after millennia of prayer and teachings.

The church is launching a project on "gendered language" this spring, following a years-long effort to study the ways in which God is referred to and addressed in liturgy and worship.

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