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WOW e-news #12

Women's Ordination Worldwide


WOW Action in Rome
 
From May 23 - June 3 WOW will open a “pop up office” for two weeks of organizing for volunteers and advocates at the International House for Women in Rome. 

WOW will also host several events including a roundtable discussion on women's ordination on June 1st, with confirmed speakers:Tony Flannery, Rev Dana English 

More speakers and details to come.

 
You can donate towards this initiative 
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Prayer for Women's World Day of Prayer 4 April

Loving God,

On this day when we give thanks for the gift of your incarnation in the womb of your mother Mary, whose Magnificat hymn cries out for justice, we pray for all women who cannot celebrate the Eucharist because the Catholic Church reserves priestly ordination to men. We cry out today for your justice so that women and men may together celebrate the sacraments to build up the body of Christ.

Amen
Soline Humbert writes in the Irish times ‘When Jesus washed his disciples’ feet he took on not just a servant’s role but a female servant’s role’ Read the whole piece here
Women from different religions protest at Azad Maidan in Mumbai for their right to enter all places of worship, without discrimination. Read more
A series of essays in the semi-official Vatican newspaper is urging the Catholic Church to allow women to preach from the pulpit at Mass, a role that has been reserved almost exclusively to the all-male priesthood for nearly 800 years.More
In a Dec. 22 judgment that was recently made public, the Delhi high court ruled that women could be the head of their household, also known as the Karta Read article
Catholic priest John Shea has written a poignant "Lenten" letter to Archbishop Kurtz about the ordination of women. Read it here. We salute his courage.
WOW 2015 International Conference: Gender, Gospel, and Global Justice.

Videos of the conference are available at 
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/wow2015

 

You can purchase talks individually or the whole package.

Your purchases of these videos will go directly to funding projects for WOW efforts in Rome and around the world, working for gender justice and full equality for women in the Catholic Church. Campaigns include direct lobbying at the Vatican, public witnesses, and prayerful actions raising awareness.

WOW relies solely on the time, talent and resources of you, our supporters and members and we are so grateful for any help you can provide. Please consider donating via the button below or contacting by replying to this mail
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Sherin Khankan, an academic and one of four female imams in Denmark. It is for this reason that she has set up Copenhagen’s first female-led mosque, a “feminist project” designed to facilitate worship “on women’s terms.” More

WOW merchandise still available!

T - shirts, bags, buttons, bottles, mugs and much more all with beautiful WOW logo.

Order here WOW 2015 shop
Belgian Bishop de Kesel who says women's ordination is negotiable. More
Videos of Awakening book launch in Leeds UK 

Myra Poole and Pippa Bonner introduce the book. Pippa speaks about the model used in Chapter 2 here
Katharine Salmon reads from the book and reflects on her own story here
Myra Poole concludes the book launch presentation here


 

WOW Prayer

O Holy One, You who are Creator of all,
who made humanity in Your image

Saviour of all, who called women and men
to witness Your ministry, death and resurrection,

Inspirer of all who seek and serve,

We thank You for the women You have blessed with Your call
to celebrate the Eucharist,
to minister alongside their brothers in a renewed Roman Catholic Church.

We pray that the Church will soon welcome and nourish to the full
the gifts of women as priests, prophets and leaders,
knowing, as Mary of Nazareth knew,
that with You all things are possible.

Amen

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