Revd Jacynthia Murphy On Thursday 19 May at 7pm, Jacynthia Murphy presented a dynamic a story to deeply stir the spirit from sad to angry! It is the 'amplification' of kāhui wāhine around the world that is now being heard. "He Kākano Ahau" Watch on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8tfbs9swVo I’m a bit of an environmentalist at heart and I’m always looking for ways in which to poke our nation and church into reducing our negative footprints that create global havoc commonly attributed to the ill-effects of human decadence. Rev Jacynthia has emerged inspired, enlightened and uplifted after attending 23 sessions of the UNCSW NGO programme as part of … [Read more...]
Edgewise? What does it mean to be a lay woman?
Nine Anglican lay women tell their stories, in a very readable new book, edited by Hannah Ward and Jennifer Wild. Watch the launch on youtube . Elaine Graham and Sara Maitland join Hannah Ward and Jennifer Wild, and many more, at St James, Piccadilly, London. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Kq6gRJorE4JqOg-_lPchA Once women were able to be ordained in the Church of England, where did that leave women who were committed to being lay? Back in 2000, Hannah Ward and Jennifer Wild invited a group of twelve women to gather, to discuss, share experience reflect on their professional , church and social roles in relation to the church and in the community. … [Read more...]
Good Stewards of God’s Creation in a Damaged World –
see Mrs Eleni Levin-Tevi in Tonga https://youtu.be/mBz_hLKV1vc Eleni Tevin-Tevi Mrs. Eleni Levin-Tevi is the Head of EU Office in Tonga , founder of No Pelesitiki (Plastic) Campaign Tonga, mother of 5 and wife of Fe'iloakitau Kaho Tevi Eleni is the founder of No Pelesitiki (Plastic) Campaign Tonga & member of CIVA mentors for church youth, co-founder of 'Poumaama' think tank & talanoa space; co-founder of Live it Tonga fb safe space; fashion designer, community worker, advocate and human defender, former teacher, mother of 5, married to Fe'iloakitau Tevi. [CIVA= Community Integrated Vulnerability Assessment] Eleni will talk for 20 minutes about being good … [Read more...]
Against All Odds -Could you take photos to capture the determination of girls and young women?
Threats to girls’ education — like poverty, war and gender discrimination — mean that over 130 million girls globally are unable to access education. Yet despite this, stories of hope, resilience and courage are abundant. The first time, Malala Fund, in collaboration with 1854, is giving three women* photographers a £2,000 creative grant each to develop and create a new body of work, the Against All Odds Commission Series, that together will be used to promote inspiring stories from girls all around the world. Could you be the photographer with whom they are seeking to partner? Visit their page for more details. photo: Hanna Morris, … [Read more...]
Blessing and Struggle: Bridie goes to the United Nations, by Zoom
This year Bridie Boyd had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Sadly, she could not actually go to New York, because of Covid-19, but being online for two weeks was the inspiring virtual alternative . Being able to participate in UNCSW 65 was an amazing experience. The priority theme for this year was “Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls” and the review theme was “Women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development.. As a person with passion for encouraging … [Read more...]
Ever wanted to go to the United Nations? Here is your chance.
In these Covid-19 days, the United Nations is holding this renowned forum entirely online. 14-26 March 2021. What's more, it is open to all. What an opportunity! How to attend the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum 14-26 March 2021 Attending the Forum is totally free and open to the public. However, you MUST register and log into a profile on the platform to attend any and all events. https://ngocsw.org/ngocsw65/ WHAT IS THE NGO CSW FORUM? NGO CSW/NY organizes the civil society side of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The NGO CSW Forum runs parallel to the official session taking place at the UN Headquarters. This provides civil society the opportunity to engage in the … [Read more...]
8 March- International Women’s Day- have breakfast in Wellington- virtually!
A breakfast event hosted by the Hon Jan Tinetti in Wellington, and also for everyone on line. Free to register. … [Read more...]
What does the Director for Gender Justice do?
The Director for Gender Justice has a critical role at the Anglican Communion Office. The Director: ● Has oversight of the global landscape and best practice, which they are able to share across the provinces; ● Helps to connect gender justice champions with others working in similar areas to share strategies, resources, and learning; ● Provides much needed in-house expertise about how to move towards gender justice; ● Informs and advises the Instruments of Communion so that they can keep track of progress in the provinces and measure progress against its gender justice commitments; and ● Enables vital collaboration for joint advocacy with the Anglican … [Read more...]
Covid-19 perspectives from Buddhist, Muslim and Christian theologians
What are some ways that people from the Buddhist, Muslim and Christian faith traditions can reflect upon the coronavirus pandemic using a theological lens? How can Buddhist, Muslim and Christian practitioners respond in practical ways to the coronavirus pandemic, utilizing resources from their faith traditions? Photo by mostafa meraji on Unsplash This contribution offers reflections on the worldwide suffering and challenges that the pandemic has caused from the perspectives of Buddhist, Muslim and Christian practitioners. Each writer offers practical resources and theological reflection from their vantage point as spiritual care providers and as people of faith. Photo by Forja2 … [Read more...]
Intersectional feminism: what it means and why it matters right now.
image from the UN website This article is from the United Nations UN Women, which in turn is linked with the Commission on the Status of Women. AWSC has mentored several leading women from the Anglican Church to attend the global consultations. Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Originally published on Medium.com/@UN_Women From the disparate impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in communities around the globe to international protests against racism and discrimination, current events have shown that we are far from achieving equality. Trying to interpret and battle a multitude of injustices right now may feel overwhelming. How do we take on all these issues, and why should we? … [Read more...]