Rooted in the Church of the Brethren, GWP seeks to educate about wealth, power and oppression, encouraging one another to live more simply, being mindful of our luxuries, and join in empowerment with women around the world, sharing resources with women’s initiatives. Read more about GWP and our founding in 1978.
Annual Conference Highlights
Thank you to all who visited the Global Women’s’ project booth during our time at Annual Conference. We are grateful for supportive conversations and questions regarding GWP. A special thank you to Pearl Miller, former GWP Steering Committee member for sharing her time and talents at our booth.
GWP Steering Committee Member
Friends of Global Women’s Project,
Visit the GWP Booth at Annual Conference
For those of you attending the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference June 29 – July 3 in Greensboro, North Carolina, please visit the Global Women’s Project booth! We’d be delighted to see you there!
What is your call to action? Are you taxing yourself on a luxury of yours and donating the money to Global Women’s Project or another organization? Are you volunteering your time? Sometimes it’s easy to feel ashamed that we’re not doing more. If that feeling moves you to act, great! If it causes you to feel bad about yourself, I don’t think that’s good at all. We can’t do everything we want to do, but we can do something. Maybe you’re feeling pinched financially. In that case, don’t underestimate the value of your time. Right now, for instance, I’m volunteering my time to be on the Global Women’s Project Steering Committee. I feel so good about supporting an organization – and issues – that I have passion for. And if you don’t have the feeling of abundant time, don’t underestimate the value of your money. The value of a few dollars can go far. (We welcome your donations anytime to: Global Women’s Project, c/o Church of the Brethren General Office, 1451 Dundee Ave, Elgin, IL 60120. Write checks to GWP.)
Where are your passions? What is your call to action?
MOTHER’S DAY GRATITUDE PROJECT
MOTHER’S DAY GRATITUDE PROJECT
Each year, people around the world celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8 to call attention to women’s achievements as well as to acknowledge their continuing challenges. Note that our website contains a rich bank of resources (meditations, litanies, liturgies, prayers) for you that you can access using the International Women’s Day link from this page. Global Women’s Project encourages you to take the IWD celebration to your faith communities, share the resources in small groups of gathered women, or use them for your own personal meditation!
Prayer of Blessing in Honor of Women by Erin Matteson
God of Sarah and Hagar, Naomi and Ruth, Esther and Deborah,
God of Mary and Elizabeth, Mary and Martha, Mary Magdalene, Lydia, and all the unnamed women of scripture,
as you anointed these women with the oil of faith and calling, so anoint women everywhere.
as you blessed these women with finding the courage and strength, persistence and perseverance within them, so bless women everywhere.
as you transformed the world through the vision and work of these women, continue to transform the world through the vision and work of good women everywhere.
From California to Florida, from Chile to Uganda, may women continue to form and build community in ways that birth justice, love and peace among us.
In gestation and through the laboring, keep them focused, strong, steadfast and unwavering.
God, bless the women who continue to work tirelessly, often unnoticed, but full of beauty and power, for all manner of good.
Continue to make them vessels of your sustenance; instruments of your peace; an inspiration to all. Amen
Blessings to you this International Women’s Day,
Global Women’s Project Steering Committee
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Do it today; Lent starts tomorrow!
Happy New Year from Global Women’s Project!