Graphic of an e-postcard.  Jesus is portrayed sitting with two partially invisible women.  The text reads 'Women and the Word: Follow-Up to the Synod 2008'  Underneath, it reads 'Put Women Back in the Biblical Picture.'  Below, a starburst reads 'Time to FOLLOW THROUGH!'

Women and the Word:
Follow-up to Synod 2008

Dear Friend of Women's Equality in the Church:

This past October, bishops from all over the world gathered for the International Synod on the Word. It was a historic gathering because it raised awareness about the invisibility of women biblical leaders in Church preaching and scripture proclamation. Although the gathering is over, the work is NOT DONE. Synod Proposal 16 recommends examination of the Lectionary to “see if the actual selection and ordering of the readings are truly adequate to the mission of the Church in this historic moment.” We now need to make sure that the lectionary reexamination actually happens, and to request the inclusion of biblical woman leaders. This is our opportunity to encourage the Vatican to be accountable to the recommendations of Synod bishops.

Read more about the Women and the Word campaign and the historic outcomes of the synod.

FutureChurch is asking you to send a postcard to Cardinal Antonio Caņizares Llovera, Prefect Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments and cc’ing the Synod Council members requesting that they:

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"Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Quebec" <diocese@diocesequebec.qc.ca>,
"Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil of Guwahati, India" <menam@sify.com>,
"Cardinal Peter Turkson of Cape Coast, Ghana" <archcape@ghanacbc.org>,
"Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong" <hkcsco@catholic.org.hk>,
"Cardinal Odilo Scherer of Sao Paulo, Brazil" <casaepiscopal@terra.com.br>,
"Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, Ireland" <communications@dublindiocese.ie>,
"Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Canberra-Goulburn, Australia" <archbishop@cg.catholic.org.au>,
"Archbishop Laurent Monsengwo of Pasinya, Congo, Archbishop of Kinshasa, Association des Conferences Episcopales de l'Afrique Centrale" <leosantedi@yahoo.fr>,
"Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity" <office@christianunity.va>,
"Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture" <cultura@cultura.va>,
"Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, USA" <archbishop@archchicago.org>

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