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Pan-African Women’s Ecumenical Network

The seminar Empowerment of Pan-African Women in the Ecumenical Movement in a Sustainable Development Perspective of the Pan-African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network (PAWEEN) of the Ecumenical Theological Education programme of the WCC, offers an impetus to the invitation of the WCC member churches to join a pilgrimage of justice and peace.
Pan-African Women’s Ecumenical Network

Paween network breakfast meeting at WCC Central Committee in Trondheim, June 2016. © Marcelo Schneider/WCC

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When

Jul 10, 2017 to
Jul 14, 2017

Where

Château de Bossey, Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland

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The seminar Empowerment of Pan-African Women in the Ecumenical Movement in a Sustainable Development Perspective of the Pan-African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network (PAWEEN) of the Ecumenical Theological Education programme of the WCC, offers an impetus to the invitation of the WCC member churches to join a pilgrimage of justice and peace.

The seminar aims to highlight the agency and transformative impact of Pan-African women in the ecumenical movement. Representatives of churches, faith-based organizations, civil society organizations, Pan-African women’s organizations, academic institutions and actors interested in promoting worldwide solidarity with people of African descent are invited to participate.

The framework of this common study process, which celebrates Pan-African women’s leadership and narrates their woundedness and transformation, is grounded in the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The event will include sessions, through and from the perspective of Pan-African women, on faith and spirituality; historic and contemporary wounds; advancement of rights and sharing solidarity; transformation and empowerment.

20 places available through an application process.

For more information and application guidelines and forms, please contact: ECF@wcc-coe.org

Deadline for applications: 10 April 2017

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