Daughters of Wisdom: Women & Leadership in the Global Church (World Catholicism Week 2018)

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Following Pope Francis' establishment of a commission to study the ordination of women deacons, this conference gathers speakers from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to address—more broadly—women's leadership in the Catholic Church, with a special emphasis on the global South. Topics include women's use of Scripture, the ecclesiological basis for women in Church leadership, and the leadership roles that women are already exercising in grassroots church communities, faith-based social movements, and theological education.

This gathering is the 10th annual World Catholicism Week organized by the Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology.

Rosemary Nyirumbe, SSHJ (Gulu, Uganda)**

  • Director of St. Monica Girls' Tailoring Centre serving girls formerly held captive by Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army
  • One of TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2014

Melinda Roper, MM (Darién, Panama)

  • Past president of Maryknoll Sisters Congregation
  • Longtime missionary among Panama's mestizo and indigenous communities

We also have a special video message to share at the conference from Marguerite Barankitse; based in Kigali, Rwanda, she is the founding president of the Maison Shalom network for orphans of Burundi's civil war and, for this work, the inaugural recipient of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity.

*View complete list of all speakers and their bios.

**Sr. Rosemary is featured in the photo on this page.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Student Center (Lincoln Park), 314AB
2250 N Sheffield Ave

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