The Council for World Mission Caribbean and Europe Regions will be hosting a Zoom event on International Women’s Day, 8 March, 11:30 a.m. Jamaica time/4:30 p.m. UK time as they join with churches and communities worldwide to celebrate the strides made by women in church ministry – in pews and pulpits, classrooms, and centres of care and nurture.
Women are the backbone of their churches and societies, playing a significant role in the survival and nurturing of their families, communities and building up the Christian church. They are agents of healing – providing food, shelter, hospitality, health care, comfort and avenues for peace and reconciliation. Despite the arduous work of women in contributing to the essentials to life, including building up the community of believers, they are often denied full humanity in church and society. Gender injustices remain a challenge in church and society.
This virtual event themed “Women – Breaking Chains, Nurturing Communities and Planting Seeds of Hope” will celebrate women in leadership and highlight pioneering work of women in the ordained ministry in the Caribbean. Women from the Caribbean, Europe and Africa will share their struggles and vision for a transformed church and ecumenical movement, where justice and partnership will flourish and be a positive influence and understanding of being church today in these challenging times of – the COVID-19 pandemic and gender, racial, caste, tribe, economic, and climate injustices.
The event will be the highlight of a journey for gender justice and partnership which includes research on women in leadership in Caribbean churches, and liturgical and Bible study resources to celebrate International Women’s Day in church services on March 6, 2022.
Join us in a time of worship, songs, poetry, and our highlight – a table talk – on 11:30 a.m. Jamaica time/12:30 p.m. Guyana time/4:30 p.m. UK time.
Zoom Meeting ID: 851 0712 1476
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