FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2018.
Women-Church Convergence Celebrates Diversity
On the first anniversary of the Women’s Marches around the world, and in light of the violent and vulgar words of the President of the United States, Women-Church Convergence celebrates the glorious diversity of our global community. We reject racism and xenophobia, not just in speech, but also in all of its forms as contrary to the common good, contradictions to our values, and disruptions to world peace.
“Women-Church Convergence (W-CC) is a coalition of autonomous Catholic-rooted groups. The Convergence builds “just social and ecclesial structures with shared power for everyone, especially women and those whom church and society marginalize.” We seek to “amplify diverse feminist, faith-filled voices”…as we “create spaces in which all can live out their vision of full inclusion in church and society.” There are no exceptions. Our energies are focused especially with black and brown people who bear the brunt of the racist, xenophobic oppression we seek to end.
As the marches step off again and many communities gather to affirm justice, let the celebrations “Ring with the harmonies of liberty.” We of the Convergence recommit to bring women’s spiritual and political energies to bear for all justice struggles, shoulder to shoulder with people of all races and ethnicities.
8th Day Center for Justice
A Critical Mass: Women Celebrating Eucharist
Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests
Catholics for Choice
Loretto Women’s Netowrk
National Coalition of American Nuns (NCAN)
RCWP-USA Social Action Network
San Francisco Bay Area Women-Church
Sisters Against Sexism
Southeastern Pennsylvania Women’s Ordination Conference
The Grail in the U.S.
Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER)
Women’s Ordination Conference
Women-Church Convergence (W-CC) is a coalition of autonomous Catholic-rooted groups working to build just social and ecclesial structures with shared power for everyone, especially women and those whom church and society marginalize. Women-Church Convergence amplifies diverse feminist, faith-filled voices. We create spaces in which all can live out their vision of full inclusion in church and society.