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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019

FRIDAY, MARCH 8


Watch 2018’s International Women’s Day Event in full,
The Aula of the Jesuit Curia, Rome

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2018 Speakers

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Chantal Götz

Managing director, voices of faith

event host

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson

Journalist and Co-Producer,
60 Minutes, CBS News

MASTER OF CEREMONY

 

Mary McAleese

Former President of Ireland

OPENING SPEAKER

Tina Beattie

Director, Catherine of Siena College

Panel moderator

 

Nicole Sotelo (USA)

Journalist and Author

 

Ssenfuka Joanita Warry (Uganda)

LGBT Advocate and Founder

Zuzanna Radzik (Poland)

Theologian and Author

Joana Gomes (Portugal)

Project Director, Jesuit Refugee Service, Chad, Africa

 

Father Luke Hansen SJ (USA)

JESUIT AND WRITER 

Alina Oehler (Germany)

Theologian and Journalist

Elisa Orbananos Hernando (Spain)

Regional Programs Officer, Jesuit Refugee Service, Great Lakes.

Gaya Lobo Gajiwala (India)

high school educator and facilitator

 

 

Nivedita Lobo Gajiwala (India)

Executive Tech Recruiter

 
 
 
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2018 Agenda

 

2:00PM

Welcome

opening from dzaleka refugee camp "The women warriors of dzaleka"                                                                                         

Fidelis gotz - president of the fidel gotz foundation                                                 

"Time is now for change in the Catholic Church"

Opening Remarks - Mary McAleese, Eighth President of the Republic of Ireland
 

“Catholic female leadership, why the controversy?” — Speaker sessions

 

• WHERE ARE THE FEMALE ROLE MODELS OF THE CHURCH? 

ZUZANNA RADZIK (POLAND) - THEOLOGIAN AND AUTHOR

• Sister act - Is the Church even relevant to young women?

Nivedita and Gayatri Lobo GAJIWALA (India)

• In the footsteps of Jesus, what’s so different about a woman’s vocation?

Joana Gomes (Portugal) - Project Director, Jesuit Refugee Services, Chad, Africa

• Calling out loud and clear: full equality and rights for women everywhere

Ssenfuka Joanita Warry (Uganda) - LGBT Advocate and Founder

 


3:30PM

Tea Break

• Maria Costanza Alvarez de Castro- Can art encourage generosity?

• Mio fratello che guardi il mondo by Fiorella Mannoia
Performed by: Silvia Genovesi, Contralto. Accordion: Simone Frezza

• live discussion and interviews with "the women warriors of dzaleka"


4:15PM

“Power to transform: Will the Church survive the 21st century?” — Panel discussion

• TINA BEATTIE - PANEL MODERATOR

• Mary McAleese

• Father Luke Hansen

• Alina Oehler

• Elisa Orbananos HernandO

• NICOLE SOTELO

Closing remarks

Father thomas H smolich SJ - international director, jesuit refugee service   


5:30PM

Cocktails and Networking

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2018 Press Conference

 

A press conference will be held at 11:30am on 7th March in La Stampa Estera in Rome. All speakers will be available for questions and personal interviews. 

You must register to attend the press conference by emailing info@voicesoffaith.org

 
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Past Speakers

 

2017

2016

2015

 

2014

 

 
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Downloads

 
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Invitation
to 

the pope

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Invitation
To Media

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02 Feb 2018


PRESS RELEASE

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17 Jan 2018
press 

release

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Event


Poster

 
 

 

Testimonials

These are the voices that work with us to advance gender equality in the leadership of the Catholic Church.
 

 

Sally Axworthy
British Ambassador to the Holy See

Melissa Hitchman
Australian Ambassador to the Holy See

Father Thomas H Smolich, SJ
International Director of Jesuit Refugee Service

Tricia Lorenzo
Business Development Consultant

Samantha Lin
Russell Berrie Fellow in Interreligious Studies

Sr. Simone Campbell
Executive Director of Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

Dr Scilla Elworthy
Founder of Peace Direct and Rising Women, Rising World

Stephanie Lorenzo
Founder of Project Futures

Kerry Robinson
The Global Ambassador of the Leadership Roundtable

Marguerite Barankitse
Founder of Maison Shalom

Ambassador Miroslava Rosas Vargas
Panama Ambassador to the Holy See

Flavia Agnes
Co-founder of Majlis Legal Centre

Prof. Katharina Westerhorstmann
Prof. of Moral Theology at the Catholic University in Eichstatt-Ingolstadt

 

Dr. Mirreille Twayigira
Intern at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital

Shadan & Nagham
Twin sisters from Homs, Syria

Sr. Eugenia Bonetti
Chairperson of SlavesNoMore