October 13 and 14: A Women’s Synod Open To All

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Under the theme “Living Equality Today”, the Women’s Synod will be held on October 13 and 14 in Montreal. The event is jointly organized by the Collective of Feminist and Christian Women ‘’L’autre Parole and the Femmes et Ministères Network’’.

The idea is to encourage a meeting between all those who wish to live an “egalitarian Ekklésia (Church), where divisions and hierarchies between women and men, clerics and laity are abolished, where the love and hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are lived and celebrated.”

The two-day program features a panel of women experimenting with new Ekklésias in Quebec, under the theme “How Can An Egalitarian Church Better Fulfill its Mission? A panel of young people will give them the opportunity to bear witness to the spirituality they live by.

A third panel, this one made up of international female guests already involved in Equal Discipleship Ekklesias, will address, among other questions, “What does the synodal approach mean for women and for equality in the church?”

The invitation is to experience a synod parallel to the Roman Synod, in a spirit of equality and justice, while promoting equal participation for all. The cost is $75. It includes Friday supper, Saturday lunch and cocktail. The fee is $20 for young people under 35. Those in charge stress that the price should not prevent people from taking part. Registration is required by October 10.

See the official invitation for location and registration details.