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Women In Church Leadership

Our Women in Church Leadership Initiative has grown from a project of the same name into several projects and resources that promote the full inclusive message of Jesus’ call to ministry for all the baptized. This effort includes our Celebrating Women Witnesses, Mary of Magdala, Women and the Word, Women Deacons, Women in Church Leadership, and Women in the Early Church projects. Each project has its own goals and resources for you to help advocate for a return to the practices of the early church which recognized the charism of both men and women.

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From Unfathomable Grief to Unsurpassed Joy: Women of Lent and Easter with Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman

Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman joins FutureChurch to offer this beautiful time of reflection on the Women of Lent a…

Co-Creating Beauty: Queer Bodies and Queer Love with Craig Ford, Jr.

Dr. Ford’s presentation, “Co-Creating Beauty: Queer Bodies and Queer Loves Beyond the Anathemas&#822…

Mary Magdalene Goes to the Synod: Raising Awareness about Women Omitted from the Lectionary

FutureChurch’s “Mary Magalene Goes to the Synod” initiative seeks to build synodal dialogue an…

How Americans (Don’t) Talk about Abortion with Tricia C. Bruce

FutureChurch welcomes sociologist, Dr. Tricia C. Bruce, Ph.D., to present on the findings of her qualitative stu…

African American Readings of Paul with Lisa Marie Bowens

FutureChurch welcomes Princeton Theological Seminary Associate Professor of New Testament, Lisa Marie Bowens, wh…

Gospel Women of Advent Retreat

FutureChurch welcomes award winning author and speaker, Kathy Coffey, who leads this beautiful afternoon of refl…

Feminist Prayers for My Daughter with Shannon K. Evans

Author Shannon K. Evans joins FutureChurch to discuss the origins of her new powerful book of prayers, to share …

2023 Annual Mary Magdalene Celebration

Rethinking Women’s Participation: Stories of Synodality Then and Now Prayer service written by Kelly Meraw…

Portraying Mary Magdalene Today: The Movie Version(s) with Joan Taylor, Ph.D.

Mary Magdalene has been a figure of religious and artistic inspiration for Christians for some 2000 years.  In t…

Mary of Magdala Education Resource

Mary of Magdala is perhaps the most maligned and misunderstood figure in early Christianity. Since the fourth ce…

Gender and the Role of Women in Our Liturgical Life

FutureChurch is joined by Yale Divinity School Professor Teresa Berger, Ph.D. who has spent a lifetime examining…

2023 Mary of Magdala Celebration on Synodality

Thank you for your interest in celebrating the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene with us. Celebrating and lifting up M…

The Women of Acts with Teresa Calpino, Ph.D.

Teresa Calpino, Ph.D. joins FutureChurch for this “Women Erased” series presentation, discussing the…

The Making of a Women’s Lectionary

Ashley Wilcox joins FutureChurch for this Women Erased Series presentation, sharing the story behind her best-se…

Black Catholic Women in 18th and 19th Century New Orleans

Professor Emily Clark joins FutureChurch to discuss the lives of Black Catholic women such as Venerable Henriett…