We’ve rounded up Episcopal women’s ministry resources and news within the wider Church and our own Diocese:
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence begins Nov. 25 – on the International Day Against Violence Against Women – and ends on Dec. 10 – International Human Rights Day. The 16 Day Campaign is an effort to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. The Anglican Communion is offering resources to inspire and assist churches and dioceses interested in participating in the campaign.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has named Lucille B. Pilling Episcopal delegate to represent The Episcopal Church at the 58th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The theme of the UNCSW meeting is “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls.”
The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Virginia work to support outreach, prayer and social justice ministries. A few of the ministries they support include Hope for Humanity, Inc., United Thank Offering, Church Periodical Club, and others.
The Anglican Women’s Empowerment group has been working since 2003 for gender justice and the empowerment of women and girls in the church and the world. The AWE offer resources, publications and an annual gathering to connect women from the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.
The G.I.R.L.S. (Girls in Real Life) group (Hannah, Maddie and Grace) of St. George’s, Fredericksburg, hosts a radio show Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. on 99.3. (The Vibe) where they tackle current teen issues.