Sun, November 4th, 02:15 PM
03:00 PM

In Our Own Image: Women's Spiritual & Religious Leadership in Contested Times

Room 701A
Women religious and spiritual leaders often find themselves in a defensive position, pushing back against the frames imposed by others. Younger women, especially in marginalized communities, are keen to pursue careers in advocacy and activism in order to defend their communities’ rights and to counter prejudices. While these are important vocations, the internal spiritual lives of activists and the need for future female religious and spiritual leaders is often unmet. In this panel, Canadian women religious and spiritual leaders will explore how they are responding to these pressures and how they are offering spiritual mentorship to young women in their communities.