Breakout: Listening to Sojourner Truth: Claiming our Creative Identity by the Rev. Lynn Gifford

In 1851 Sojourner Truth challenged just about every group she could with her bold refrain, “Ain’t I a woman?” She reminded the privileged women that she, a former slave, was a woman too.  She looked at the religious and “natural” arguments against women’s rights and had a sound and sassy rebuttal. By listening to Truth…

Dalits, Poverty, Trafficking & Violence (India): International Peacemaker Itinerary Oct. 1- 6

Updated: 27 September, 2015 Dear friends, This year, our International Peacemaker Sushma Ramswami comes from the Church of North India and works in communications with an ecumenical network. Her expertise lies in poverty, human trafficking, healing and reconciliation of women and children, and the challenges to peace in these areas. She has worked closely with the…

Building Bridges of Love

~112 women. 4 goals. 3 days. 5 plenary presentations. 11 workshops. 35 volunteer leaders. 17 mission displays. 1 Hawaiian Hula dance (to the tune of How Great Thou Art). 1 drama (Journey to the Circle with 10 women). 3 book reviews (Orphan Train and Radical Welcome). 2 films (Gun Violence Prevention: Faithful, Not Political and…