Saturday, 19 December 2009

Resignations Over Gender Discrimination Against Bhikkhunis

Two trustees of the "English Sangha Trust" have resigned over the issue of nuns being denied full Bhikkhuni ordination (as monks and nuns cannot handle money, the English Sangha Trust acts as their steward). - likewise the Chithurst Treasurer who has also taken this decision after 15 years loyal service - stating this 'as one of the  saddest decisions' of his life - stating his decision is entirely due to the fact that:

"The general attitude of the male Sanhga seems, sadly, to be one of denial, of total disinterest in changing the status quo that maintains the position of the monks comfortably above that of the nuns. Compassion is conspicuous by its absence."

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