Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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“Standing Up, Speaking Up In Such a Time as This”

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? – Esther 4:14 (NIV)

July 26-29, 2018
Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri


Registration is open! Register now and receive a discounted rate of only $189. After June 1 the rate goes up to $209.


The gathering will be held at the Sheraton Westport Plaza hotel in St. Louis. Rooms are only $119 per night and include breakfast.

Gathering Gear

Get your 2018 CFT Gathering gear at our CafePress store now.  Each purchase supports the gathering scholarship fund.


Read about our plenary presenters and the topics they will address.


Read about our workshop topics and presenters.


Read about the special Saturday music and story presentation.


View the tentative gathering schedule (subject to change).

Your Donations Welcome!

Scholarship Donations

Make a donation to our 2018 CFT Gathering scholarship fund.  Your help makes it possible for people who couldn’t otherwise afford to attend the Gathering.

Gathering Donations

Make a donation to our 2018 CFT Gathering general fund.  Your help pays for marketing materials, presentation and travel fees, and general expenses.


Sheraton Westport Plaza HotelSheraton Westport Plaza Hotel

900 Westport PlazaMaryland Heights, St. Louis, MO 63146-3104

Hotel amenities:

  • Reduced room rate
  • Buffet breakfast included
  • In the Westport Plaza, offering many food, shopping, and entertainment choices
  • Free airport shuttle transportation
  • Indoor pool and fitness center

Click here to book your room today at our special discounted room rate of $119.00 (includes breakfast for up to two people).  Discount rate is available now through July 5, 2018, and applies to reservations from Tuesday, July 24 through Thursday, August 2, 2018. After July 5, 2018, room prices go up significantly.

Scholarships and Registration

Early registration cost is $189, and includes all programming and materials, plus lunch on Friday and Saturday. If you’re staying at the hotel, breakfast is included in your hotel room rate, so you won’t have to spend a lot of cash while you are at the gathering.

Click here to register now.

Scholarships have already been distributed, but we may have additional funds available later. Click here to access the scholarship application.  Scholarship applications must be submitted by May 15, 2018, but please apply as soon as possible for the best chance.

Gathering Gear

Get your 2018 CFT Gathering gear at our CafePress store now.  Each purchase supports the gathering scholarship fund.  Click here to view all the products and purchase.

CFT Gathering Gear

Onsite Book Seller

Woman-owned independent bookstore Subterranean Books will be providing onsite book sales for the 2018 Christian Feminism Today Gathering.

Subterranean Books opened October 2000 in St. Louis, focusing on independent book store best sellers, cult classics, small presses, timeless literature, and anything else that catches the fancy of the staff.

Most books written by presenters and other CFT members will be available for purchase at the Gathering. Questions about onsite book sales should be directed to the CFT Office.

Note on the NAACP Travel Advisory

Christian Feminism Today signed a contract to hold the 2018 Gathering at the Sheraton Westport Tower Hotel in St. Louis, MO, more than two months before the NAACP travel advisory was issued. After finding out about the advisory and holding in-depth discussions among members of the Christian Feminism Today Executive Council we decided to move ahead with our plans to hold the gathering in St. Louis.  In the words of council member Rev. Dr. Leslie Harrison:

“… being in St Louis will send a message. We must make it known that we are STANDING FOR JUSTICE IN ST. LOUIS for such a time as this! We must continue to pray for our conference, the attendees, our government and especially for our local, state and national leaders.”  

The 2018 CFT Gathering will feature presentations on all aspects of social justice, especially racial justice. CFT members, organizers of the conference, and the Sheraton Westport Plaza hotel staff will do everything possible to ensure the safety and security of our conference attendees. Questions or comments may be sent to CFT’s central office using the form here.