Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Women-Church Convergence Celebrates Diversity



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January 20, 2018.

Women-Church Convergence Celebrates Diversity

January 20, 2018. On the first anniversary of the Women’s Marches around the world, and in light of the violent and vulgar words of the President of the United States, Women-Church Convergence celebrates the glorious diversity of our global community. We reject racism and xenophobia, not just in speech, but also in all of its forms as contrary to the common good, contradictions to our values, and disruptions to world peace.

“Women-Church Convergence (W-CC) is a coalition of autonomous Catholic-rooted groups. The Convergence builds “just social and ecclesial structures with shared power for everyone, especially women and those whom church and society marginalize.” We seek to “amplify diverse feminist, faith-filled voices”…as we “create spaces in which all can live out their vision of full inclusion in church and society.” There are no exceptions. Our energies are focused especially with black and brown people who bear the brunt of the racist, xenophobic oppression we seek to end.

As the marches step off again and many communities gather to affirm justice, let the celebrations “Ring with the harmonies of liberty.” We of the Convergence recommit to bring women’s spiritual and political energies to bear for all justice struggles, shoulder to shoulder with people of all races and ethnicities.

Endorsing organizations:

8th Day Center for Justice

A Critical Mass: Women Celebrating Eucharist

Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests

Catholics for Choice

DignityUSA

Loretto Women’s Netowrk

Chicago Women-Church

RCWP-USA Social Action Network

San Francisco Bay Area Women-Church

Sisters Against Sexism

Southeastern Pennsylvania Women’s Ordination Conference

The Grail in the U.S.

Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER)

Women’s Ordination Conference



Women-Church Convergence (W-CC) is a coalition of autonomous Catholic-rooted groups working to build just social and ecclesial structures with shared power for everyone, especially women and those whom church and society marginalize.

Women-Church Convergence amplifies diverse feminist, faith-filled voices. We create spaces in which all can live out their vision of full inclusion in church and society.

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