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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).

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2024 Christian Feminism Today Gathering

June 21-23, 2024 Hilton Garden Inn, Indianapolis, Indiana “Although She is one, She does all things. Without leaving Herself She renews all things. Generation after generation She slips into holy souls, making them friends of God,...
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2020 Christian Feminism Today Gathering

"WALK Humbly, ACT Courageously" God has told you, human one, what is good and what the Lord requires from you: to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God. - Micah 6:8 (CEB) Due...

2018 Christian Feminism Today Gathering

"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...
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2016 Christian Feminism Today Gathering

The 2016 Christian Feminism Today Gathering was a wonderful time of fellowship, friendship, and fun.

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 CFT Gathering

Christian Feminists from far and wide came together for the 2012 CFT Gathering held in Indianapolis, Indiana, from Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24, 2012.
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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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1984 EWC Conference: Free Indeed, The Fulfillment of Our Faith

The sixth EWC conference was held at Wellsley College, near Boston, MA, June 19-23. The conference was produced by the Boston EWC chapter, and Dorothy Meyer was the Conference Coordinator.
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1982 EWC Conference: Women and the Promise of Restoration

The fifth EWC conference was held in Seattle, Washington, in July of 1982. At least 800 people attended the "Women and the Promise of Restoration" conference.
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1980 EWC Conference: Women and the Ministry of Reconciliation

The fourth EWC conference was held in Saratoga Springs, New York, in June of 1980. About 450 women and men attended the "Women and the Ministry of Reconciliation."
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1979 EWC Conference: Called by Christ for the Sake of the Church and the...

The third EWC conference, "Called by Christ for the Sake of the Church and the World," was held June 22-24, in Grand Rapids, MI.
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1978 EWC Conference: Women and the Ministries of Christ

The second EWC conference was held on the campus of Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California in June of 1978. About 900 women and a handful of men met for a conference titled "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.