Mary Magdalene and the role of women in the church

Despite a strong presence in the Bible, the role of women in the church itself has long been debated

Mary Magdalene and the role of women in the church

'Christ's Appearance to Mary Magdalene after the Resurrection' by Alexander Ivanov, 1835

Women feature strongly in the New Testament as followers and disciples of Jesus, with Mary Magdalene being particularly important. Their place and role in the church has always been debated though.

Joining us to discuss Mary Magdalene and the role of women in the church was:

Gina Menzies, journalist and theologian

Margaret Daly-Denton, recent retired Professor from the Department of Religions and Theology TCD

Joy Powell, member of the board of woman spirit Ireland

Sarah McDonnald, freelance journalist who specialises in religious affairs

Canon Ginnie Kennerley, one of the first women ordainened in the Church of Ireland