2023 Pre-Assembly: Women
8 Sep - 11 Sep 2023
Preparing for the Thirteenth Assembly in Krakow
The LWF Women’s Pre-Assembly is a unique opportunity for women from member churches and partner organizations to meet and articulate a common voice for the Assembly.
What are the struggles women face in the diverse contexts of member churches? How are women answering to call to vocation in ordained ministry?
The Women’s Pre-Assembly will consider how we ensure the full and just participation of women in the life of church and society.
It will enable participants to:
- experience sisterhood and sorority, pray together, and support one other
- celebrate life as One Body, One Spirit, One Hope, reflecting on the Assembly theme through a feminist perspective
- build a shared vision that decisively shapes the discussions and decisions of the Assembly by highlighting women’s contribution to ministry, to the life of the church, and on theological reflection
- harvest experiences and celebrate the building of gender justice in church and society
- reflect on the report of the Study Process on the Experiences of Women in the Ordained Ministry
- learn from each other, in connection with the Assembly theme, about ways to respond to gender-based violence, poverty, political, religious, and social polarization, and discrimination
- contribute to helping the LWF Gender Justice and Women´s Empowerment Program better address the concerns of women in participants’ contexts over the coming years
- shape the message from the Women’s Pre-Assembly to the Thirteen Assembly