Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Women of Faith and Spirit ~ An Exploratory Conversation about Women, Faith and Leadership

As a woman of faith and spirit, you know something important about this moment in human history. You know it from your rich experiences in the world and you know it from a place of deep wisdom within. Your unique pattern of knowing is part of a larger pattern of feminine wisdom which may have the potential to powerfully animate the spiritual leadership of North American women in service of humanity.

We are excited about the possibilities that lie before us as women and deeply curious to learn more about the current pattern of women’s spiritual leadership in North America at this moment in time. As we attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions in December 2009 and in our explorations to date:

• We observed that while there are currently many initiatives focusing on women’s leadership, most do not put an emphasis on the spiritual needs and issues that are unique to women and that may indeed represent some of the most significant barriers to activating their authentic leadership.

• We observed that while there are currently many diverse initiatives and networks for spiritual women, there exists in this moment a powerful opportunity to build a larger field of collaboration, passion and action by building bridges of understanding to connect these diverse networks in a web of spiritual presence.
You are invited to join us for a series of four ‘Exploratory Conversations’ hosted as conference calls from April through July 2010. Focusing on a series of questions, this inquiry will allow us to explore together the pattern of women’s spiritual leadership in North America.

April 15 ~ Thursday 5 - 6 p.m. Pacific/ 8 - 9 p.m. Eastern
What does it mean to be a woman of faith and spirit?

May 20 ~ Thursday 5 - 6 p.m. Pacific/ 8 -9 p.m. Eastern
What is the special contribution of women to spiritual leadership?

June 17 ~ Thursday 5 - 6 p.m. Pacific/ 8 – 9 p.m. Eastern
How might we animate women to claim their voices/roles as spiritual leaders?

July 15 ~ Thursday 5 - 6 p.m. Pacific/ 8 – 9 p.m. Eastern
What is waiting to be birthed in the community of women and spirit?

Simply RSVP to any one of us by email and indicate your interest in any or all upcoming conversations. We will send you the conference call information once we hear from you.

For more information, see
http://womenoffaithandspirit.blogspot.com/
http://www.peacenext.org/group/womensnetworknorthamerica

We would be happy to answer any questions you might have and look forward to an exciting year of listening to the wisdom of the women of faith and spirit.

In gratitude,

Kathe Schaaf - Women’s Spirit Council - mailto:katheschaaf@cox.net
Kay Lindahl - The Listening Center - mailto:thelisteningcenter@yahoo.com
Guo Cheen -Compassionate Action Network - thecompassionnetwork@gmail.com

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