Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Janice Sevre-Duszynska, ARCWP- Panel Discussion at Bellarimine University in Kentucky

left to right: Rev. Angela Price,  Dr. Janice Sevre-Dusynska, Dr. Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty

A panel discussion was held at Bellarmine University in  Louisville, Kentucky on March 15,  2012. The discussion focused on "The Changing roles of women in religious institutions." The panelists were Dr. Janice Sevre-Duszynska, priest with The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, Rev. Angela Price of St. Stephen's Church and Jesus Saves Ministry, and Dr. Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, Associate Professor in Theology at Bellarmine University. The discussion was well attended and several students had questions for the panelist in between the questions that the moderator asked. Even though these women are connected to three different denominations they each talked about the resistance and obstacles they have encountered in trying to follow their call to ministry within their own churches.The panelists encouraged women who are interested in ministry to look toward the power within themselves and forge ahead. They  suggested books to read about women's issues in the theological world, like She Who Is by Elizabeth Johnson. The panel of women presented relevant information and personal stories about their experience as leaders in their churches and left the audience with words of inspiration for future female leaders.

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