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Conferences and Gatherings

Our biennial gatherings are a great place to meet and learn from other progressive Christian Feminists. Reports on some of our conferences and gatherings are linked to below.

NOTE: EEWC is the Evangelical and Ecumenical Women's Caucus— we're the people who publish Christian Feminism Today.  Now we're known mainly by Christian Feminism Today, or CFT, but in the past we were known as EEWC, and before that, EWC (Evangelical Women's Caucus).

2014 Christian Feminism Today Gathering

"Let Justice Roll On Like a River!" The Christian Feminism Today 2014 Gathering June 26-29, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri "But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!" Amos 5:24 (NIV) Click...
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2012 EEWC-CFT Gathering

Christian Feminists from far and wide came together for the 2012 EEWC-CFT Gathering held in Indianapolis, Indiana, from Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24, 2012.
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2012 EEWC-CFT Gathering Recap

"It was supposed to be just a gathering, a reunion of friends who have worked for biblical feminism for twenty or thirty years—and in the case of some, even forty years. But the 2012 event in Indianapolis turned out to be a power-packed conference with speakers and workshops to rival any of our past landmarks in Pasadena, Seattle, Norfolk, Saratoga Springs, San Francisco, and Chicago."
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The 2010 EEWC-CFT Gathering

I had so much going through my head in the days after the conference. I wanted to let each presenter know how much I appreciated their efforts and their gifts. So instead of writing to each individually, I decided to express my thanks by recapping the events with deep appreciation, while at the same time sharing my experiences with those who could not attend.
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2008 EEWC Conference

It was an event in the planning for 20 months, so its arrival was anticipated with enthusiasm by those of us on the conference committee. We had put our hearts and souls into every aspect of this conference; and as we prayed together before we left Sharon Bowes’ house to head to the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel.
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2006 EEWC Conference

Approximately seventy inclusive biblical feminists gathered at the Hyatt Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, from July 20 to 23 to enjoy speakers, music, workshops, worship, and togetherness.
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2004 EEWC Conference

Old Testament scholar Phyllis Trible opened the conference with a Thursday evening plenary analysis of texts about Wisdom in Job 28 and Proverbs 1, 8, and 9, while theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether, the Friday evening plenary speaker, helped listeners understand the call of God's people in an age of oppressive globalization.
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2002 EEWC Conference: A View from Backstage and Beyond

by Alena Amato Ruggerio I was too weepy with exultation and exhaustion after the Blessing Circle Sunday morning to really get a sense of how other people were feeling as they left the campus of...
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2000 EEWC Conference

Jubilation was the feeling that swept through me as my daughter and I pulled into the North Park University campus, and were greeted by the huge "Welcome EEWC" banner! After years of planning and visions of how this conference would be, the time had finally arrived.
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The Message of EWC’s 1980 Saratoga Conference: Love + Justice = Reconciliation

Attenders of EWC's fourth plenary conference, "Women and the Ministry of Reconciliation," heard a strong, repeated challenge to demonstrate their Christian faith by working for justice in a world filled with injustices.
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1978 EEWC Conference Recap by Diane R. Jepsen

Information-gathering was a valuable part of the conference, as was sharing in small groups, in conversations. Women talked of the relief of being with other women who are serving and trying to deliberately follow Jesus Christ.
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1978 EWC Conference Recap by Nancy Hardesty

It has seemed a long three years since that historic Thanksgiving Evangelical Women's Caucus in Washington, D.C. Yet the Spirit is still at work in our midst. This was evident in Pasadena, California in mid-June when about 900 women and a handful of men met for a conference on "Women and the Ministries of Christ."
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Women in Transition: The First Evangelical Women’s Caucus Conference (1975)

A surprising number of the women attending, perhaps half, were new to feminism. They came out of interest and out of a sense of alienation from their churches; for the first time this weekend they began to identify themselves as feminists.