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Mark Your Calendars!The Beyoncé Mass will be held in person on Friday, May 6, from 7 to 8:30pm at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle. Holy Wisdom is one of a number of faith communities involved in planning for and publicizing this event. . We are excited to bring this Womanist worship service to the area and for the ways the Mass serves as a tool to foster an empowering conversation about Black women—their lives, their bodies, and their voices. Rev. Dr. Yolanda Norton, a womanist theologian, calls it “unapologetically about and for Black girls and women.” That said, it is also a powerful and inclusive event for all people. To learn more about the Beyoncé Mass, visit www.beyoncemass.com/ You can register to attend the Beyoncé Mass through Brown Paper Tickets. Search for the Seattle Beyoncé Mass at this link: www.brownpapertickets.com Attendance is free, but we anticipate attendees will need to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask during the Mass. This event is in person only; there will be no opportunity to see a recording or live streaming of it. Stay tuned! We will share more with you all as we learn more. ... See MoreSee Less
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This presentation focuses on the resurrection accounts in the Synoptic Gospels, in which women—yes, plural—are presented as the first witnesses of the empty tomb, and reads them as a story of solidarity among women disciples. Exploring these biblical narratives alongside some contemporary stories of sisterhood, we will be encouraged to find the event of resurrection not just as an individual experience but more as a communal commitment to the restoration of hope. With Holy Week and Easter approaching, we hope this presentation will offer you insights anchored in textual and literary analyses and theological reflections.Register at us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8Tp3joZITda8p9qEv0W3fA ... See MoreSee Less
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Dr. Victoria Rue has written a series of plays involving the figure of Mary/Maryam to address Islamophobia in the U.S. She focused on the figure of Mary/Maryam because she appears in both the Christian Bible and the Qur'an. She discovered while living in Bethlehem on a Fulbright scholarship that Mary/Maryam is an iconic figure who dominates the city of Bethlehem. Asking the question, "Who is Mary/Maryam in 21st century Bethlehem", Dr. Rue interviewed 30 Christian and Muslim women and men who live and work there. From their words - verbatim - she shaped this play. ... See MoreSee Less
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All are invited to share in our Ash Wednesday Service as we make our way through the 100- day journey to Pentecost.If you would like to participate the some of the rituals, please have the following items.Small bowl of ashSmall potSeedswaterStir stick to mix soil and ashwet towel to wipe your handsWe look forward to having you share this sacred time together4:30 pm zoom opens5:00 pm Service beginsIf you are new to Holy Wisdom and would like to join the service, please contact us at www.holywisdomicc.org/contact/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Dr. Victoria Rue has written a series of plays involving the figure of Mary/Maryam to address Islamophobia in the U.S. She focused on the figure of Mary/Maryam because she appears in both the Christian Bible and the Qur'an. She discovered while living in Bethlehem on a Fulbright scholarship that Mary/Maryam is an iconic figure who dominates the city of Bethlehem. Asking the question, "Who is Mary/Maryam in 21st century Bethlehem", Dr. Rue interviewed 30 Christian and Muslim women and men who live and work there. From their words - verbatim - she shaped this play. ... See MoreSee Less
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Alexander Shaia is a friend and mentor to our community. He has a fresh take on ways scripture can be a guide to transformation. He is an excellent speaker as well. Enjoy this free hour with him!theshiftnetwork.com/Discover-Mystical-Feminine-Map/call?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=Email&utm_... ... See MoreSee Less
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Instagram PhotosThe struggles for Indigenous peoples continues everyday. "Beyond Settler Borders" will honor the memory of Jakelin Caal of the Maya Q’eqchi’ Nation who died under US custody on 12/8/2018. We will discusses root drivers of migration, Indigenous children's rights under the U.S. government, climate change, and leadership and resilience of Indigenous peoples. Join the conversation! Registration information in our bio. washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtcOCvrjksHtbgxEgdrjsJ8cla8Eiz2L5W#BeyondSettlerBorders#IndigenousMigration#InvisibleNoMore#IndigenousChildren#IndigenousRightsAreImmigrantRights#ImmigrationIsAnIndigenousIssue #BordersCrossedUs ... See MoreSee Less
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The Glasgow Climate Conference is almost here! Join with Green Faith Olympia on Monday, October 18 at 5:00 PM for an hour of spiritual discussion and advocacy on the climate situation. Together, we will learn, call for actions to promote climate justice and push back climate change! The meeting will be at Fertile Grounds (Olympia City Park) at 9th & Adams St SE in Olympia. ... See MoreSee Less
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This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, join Sojourners and the Interfaith Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. ET for a webinar on COVID’s impact on survivors’ economic security and safety. Register here for the webinar. interfaithagainstdv.org/events/covids-impact-on-survivors-economic-security-and-safety ... See MoreSee Less
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Sunday, 17 October 2021, 12:30-2:30 PT (USA)Hear about what's been happening in our community and help set our direction for the coming year. Stay tuned for the meeting agenda and committee and fiance reports in next week's mass announcement. If you don’t already receive our announcements or our weekly Zoom links for liturgy, contact us here. www.holywisdomicc.org/contact/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosROOTS DEEPER THAN WHITENESS - building emotional strength and political clairty for collective liberationONLINE COURSE with WHITE AWAKE - REGISTER TODAY"Roots Deeper Than Whiteness" is White Awake's annual foundations course designed to help white folks build a healthy sense of self rooted in liberatory knowledge and practice. Our desire is to support your engagement in multiracial, solidarity-based organizing for a world where everyone thrives.FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER: mailchi.mp/whiteawake/roots-deeper-than-whiteness-2021- All sessions recorded: Live participation is not required - Sliding scale registration fee. No one turned away for lack of funds.***“If you don’t know who you are, society will tell you, and then you are lost.” – Emilio Guerrera ... See MoreSee Less
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In preparation for the Sept 24th Beyoncé Mass Seattle, Rev. Yolanda Norton presented two classes on August 24 and 31. During the August 31st class, Rev. Norton shares the unexpected origin of Beyoncé Mass, its roots in Womanist Theology, and where this project may be headed. August 24th: www.dropbox.com/s/vxzn5a54om29ic0/Norton%20Presentation%20Wk%203%20FINAL.mp4?dl=0August 31st:www.dropbox.com/s/7mk72432e9wwob0/Liberation%20Academy%20Class%204.mp4?dl=0Register for the mass: www.crowdcast.io/e/34z9qmqc/register ... See MoreSee Less
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As Pope Francis travels to Slovakia, Sr. Miriam Therese Winter joins FutureChurch and the Women’s Ordination Conference to recall the ministry and life of Ludmila Javorová, a woman who was ordained a Roman Catholic priest by Bishop Felix Davidek to serve in the underground church there when the church was under threat by the Communist regime from 1948 through 1989.Learn about her life, ministry, and why she is important as the world follows Francis to Slovakia. ... See MoreSee Less
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Along with a number of other faith leaders from across the U.S., Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center's executive director Will Rutt will join a march led by asylum seeking migrants at the border in Nogales, Arizona & Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Join the march virtually to stand in solidarity with asylum seekers and restore protections for holy families.Link to the livestream: www.saveasylum.org/restore-protections-for-holy-families-2021.html?link_id=3&can_id=cb7daf2a1096b... ... See MoreSee Less
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Join Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center on Zoom to celebrate National Migration Week as we gather in solidarity with the migrant community at our southern border. Come and share your connections to migration, learn about what’s happening on the border, pray and reflect on where God is calling us to respond, and find out what we can do to make a difference. Wed., September 22, 5 - 6pm PDTREGISTER HERE: maryknoll.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvf-usqjwtGtyRzB9qrCtcbTaMCQZgOEQ9?link_id=1&can_id=cb7daf2a... ... See MoreSee Less
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Coming up soon! Register here: www.crowdcast.io/e/34z9qmqc/registerBeyoncé Mass uses the music and life of Beyoncé as a tool to cultivate an empowering conversation about Black women—their lives, bodies, and voices—and create an experience of story, scripture, and song that calls for the liberation of all people. The mass is free and everyone is welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
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As Pope Francis travels to Slovakia next week, Sr. Miriam Therese Winter will join FutureChurch and the Women's Ordination Conference to recall the ministry and life of Ludmila Javorová, a woman who was ordained a Roman Catholic priest by Bishop Felix Davidek to serve in the underground church there when the church was under threat by the Communist regime from 1948 through 1989.The conversation will take place on Tuesday, September 14, at 12:00 PM ET. Register at www.futurechurch.org/pope-francis-meet-your-priest-ludmila-javorova for the Zoom link. During his travels (Sept. 12-15), Pope Francis will visit his Jesuit brothers and likely recall the heroism of Jesuit priest Ján Chryzostom Korec who, under Communist rule, was secretly ordained a bishop (at the age of 27) and carried out his underground pastoral ministry - work that landed him in prison. Korec was later made a cardinal by John Paul II.Yet, Pope Francis will not spend time with 89-year-old Ludmila Javorová, a Catholic woman who put her duty to care for the Church and God's people over her need for safety by becoming secretly, but fully ordained as a priest under the communist regime. Ordained in 1970 by Bishop Felix Davidek, Javorová became vicar general for a major branch of the underground Czech church for twenty years. Ludmila Javorová became the first woman ordained to the priesthood to tell her story publicly, confiding her experience in its entirety to Sr. Miriam Therese Winter, who later published her authorized biography in 2001. Join us as Sr. Miriam Therese Winter shares her story of meeting Ludmila. Learn how the story of her heroism unfolded between them and how they became very close friends along the way. We will also discuss the implications of her clandestine ordination and the Vatican's effort to "erase" it because Ludmila is a priest who is a woman. This story is important for all people as Pope Francis journeys to meet Catholics in Slovakia and celebrate those who courageously protected and pastored Catholics there when the times called for such selfless measures. ... See MoreSee Less
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The feast of St. Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles, is quickly approaching, and our members across the country are planning events to celebrate the woman called by Jesus to proclaim the Resurrection and the people of all genders whom God calls to ordained ministry today. Vigils are planned in the following cities on Thursday, July 22:Chicago: 4:30 p.m. CST, Archbishop Quigley Center, 835 N. Rush St. Philadelphia: Morning vigil at Three Sisters Park. Washington, D.C.: Candlelight vigil and procession to St. Matthew's Cathedral (1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW). Meet at Dupont Circle fountain at 8:00 p.m. EDT, with vigil at the steps of the Cathedral beginning at 8:15 p.m. If you'd like to participate and there's not a vigil in your location, don't worry! You can download our prayer card here. Consider wearing red (and including a paper red egg if you can!) and sharing a photo on social media with the hashtags #OrdainWomen and #ToutesApotres. You can tag us on Instagram @womensordination and on Twitter @OrdainWomen. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tomorrow we are sending out our first regional newsletter, "Hope for a Renewed Church." Please subscribe to receive this newsletter and stay connected with us. The encouragement and support from people like you continues to sustain us and our commitment to creating pathways for Roman Catholic people excluded by the Vatican to be ordained and follow their callings from God. Subscribe to our email list here: mailchi.mp/caaf64bf29dc/roman-catholic-womenpriests-usa-western-region ... See MoreSee Less
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From Bernadette Raspante, Vice President, WOC Board of Directors:When people hear that I am passionate about ordination justice and inclusivity in the Catholic Church, they always ask why I don’t just leave and join a church that does those things already?I’ve stolen my response from my high school youth minister: “If you throw rocks and yell from outside, you are easy to dismiss. If you throw rocks from inside, someone has to clean up the mess.” As a little girl, I tried to fit into a tradition and a spirituality that was not built for me.It didn’t fit around my experiences and my understanding of the world. As a young adult, I went “parish hopping,” trying to find a more comfortable space where I felt represented.I started to follow WOC’s work and learned that there were spaces that honored my experiences and understanding of the world. I grew even more interested in WOC as I grew in my own feminist thought and theology. I followed WOC from a distance at first and then could no longer help becoming more involved.I am a newer member of the WOC Board of Directors, but I feel so at home in the spaces that WOC creates. This past year, when all houses of worship moved online, my spirituality was deepened by participating in WOC’s virtual liturgies, retreats, and days of prayer. In addition, I connected with other people in the Young Feminist Network, trying to answer similar questions about the Church. The work of WOC is crucial because these experiences should be commonplace. It shouldn’t be extraordinary that I found a spiritual home as a Catholic woman. This should be how the church works - to be open and welcoming to all, to be truly representative of all believers. To fight for the inclusion and ordination of women, trans and non-binary folks. To stand up to the injustices that the church continues to perpetuate. This work, grounded so deeply in tradition, can not be fueled only by passion. To do this work, to have our voices heard, we need your continued financial support. A donation to WOC is a donation towards an inclusive and renewed priesthood that benefits all believers. ... See MoreSee Less
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CCO Pride Blessings 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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On this Juneteenth, let us never forget the legacy of slavery and how it has and continues to shape the reality of our lives. May we continue to work towards liberation, haunted by the collective and individual sins of our past, and inspired by the strength and resilience of all those who struggle for freedom. ... See MoreSee Less
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A note from Phil Owen, SideWalk Executive Director: March of last year heralded a frightening and lonely time for us all. It impacted people experiencing homelessness in a fierce way. Restaurants and retail shops closed. Windows were boarded up. Pedestrians disappeared from the sidewalks. People experiencing homelessness witnessed the world disappear.Answering to the closure of critical services for our most vulnerable neighbors, SideWalk mounted a response. We doubled our operating hours. We set up a bank of phones and computers for people to use for accessing services. We converted our backyard to a day center. We worked quickly to create a remote system for our volunteers to provide housing services. And finally, our hard-working team of housing case managers continued to provide wrap-around services to those with the greatest need.Despite all the challenges that a global pandemic brought us, SideWalk helped 226 people safely move off the streets and into homes in 2020.I'd personally like to thank our community partners, fellow social service providers, and donors. We owe you an enormous debt of gratitude for the outpouring of support that allowed us to expand services.And to our amazing volunteers, interns, and staff, thank you for seeing us through these difficult times. You persevered. You served others with more dedication and compassion than humanly possible. In service and with deep gratitude...Phil ... See MoreSee Less
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