AND YOU SISTER, WHAT DO YOU SAY?

Thursday 3rd October 2019, Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Piazza della Chiesa Nuova, Rome 

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Many times in the history of Christianity, religious sisters stood at the frontiers of change. As prophets and pioneers, atuned to the movements of the Holy Spirit, they have discovered new horizons of our faith in changing times.

In October 2019 another Bishops’ Synod will gather in Rome to discern the future of the Catholic Church in Amazonia. Yet women religious who outnumber brothers almost 10 to 1 globally and whose female superiors have the same canonical status as brother superiors, do not have the right to vote at these Synods. This must change if we want to see equality in the leadership of our Church.

 
 
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Confirmed Speakers

More speakers to come

 
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Sister Madeleine Fredell, OP

theologian and secretary general of the Swedish Justice and Peace Commission

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Sister Irene Gassmann, OSB

Prioress of the benedictine convent of Fahr, SWITZERLAND, Initiator "Prayer on Thursday“

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Sister Teresa Forcades, OSB

theologian, physician, ACTIVIST NUN FROM monastery of Sant Benet de Montserrat, Catalonien, Spain

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Sister Chris Burke, IBVM

TEACHER AND THEOLOGIAN FROM AUSTRALIA

 
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Doris Wagner

former nun, author and theologian, Germany

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Sister Shalini Mulackal, PBVM

FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD AS president of the Indian Theological AssociatioN, NEW DELHI, INDIA

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Sister Simone Campbell, SSS

Executive DIRECTOR, NETWORK LOBBY, NUNS ON THE BUS, USA

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Sister Mary John Mananzan, OSB

Superior, Manila Community, Founder and Executive Director Institute of Women’s Studies

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Bishop Felix Gmür

SWISS CLERGYMAN, ROMAN CATHOLIC THEOLOGIAN, BISHOP OF BASEL AND PRESIDENT OF THE SWISS BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

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Sister Anne Béatrice Faye, CIC

currently serving in dakar, senegal

 
 
 
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Agenda

 
 

11:30am

“Women Religious - it’s time to take a stand”

Sister Simone Campbell, SSS

First step to equality - Switzerland leading the way” 

Sister irene gassmann and bishop felix gmür in dialogue, Moderated by theologian Regula Grünenfelder

"The potential of women for building a just, peaceful, reconciled Africa”

sister Anne Beatrice Faye, CIC

“Religious women fighting for equality and empowerment of women in the Church and society - a Philippine experience”

Sister mary john Mananzan, OSB

1:00pm

LUNCH BREAK

2:00pm

“Shaping a new vision for the Church”

doris wagner

“It’s our responsibility too - Catholics cannot wait any longer”

sister chris burke, IBVM

“Breaking out - how the Church legitimises a culture of obedience and submissiveness”

Sister Shalini Mulackal, PBVM

“Are there limits to speaking with parrhesia?"

Sister Madeleine Fredell, OP

“What is the problem with feminism in our Church?”

Sister Teresa Forcades, OSB

3:45pm

END WITH PRAYER SERVICE

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Register

To attend the event you must register by 15th September by emailing our General Manager. Seats are limited:

zuzanna.flisowska@voicesoffaith.org

 
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