Thursday Lunch Lecture Series

The Shaw Center host a lunch almost every Thursday from 12:30-1:20.  Various students, professors, alumni, and faculty take turns presenting on issues and topics pertaining to women today.  Lunch, of course, is provided and all are welcome.

Women in the World Conference

Held each spring, this national preaching event offers women the opportunity to hear other women preach, as well as attend workshops on preaching and worship. Nationally recognized bishops, teachers, artists, and theologians serve as primary leadership. For more information on the Women in the World celebration, contact the Shaw Center.

Women’s Study Series

In previous years, faculty women have led a series of sessions for lay and clergywomen on topics ranging from “Women’s Sense of Self” to “Women and Power in the Early Church.”

Spiritual Growth & Stress Support Group

This group is open to all students interested in self-care and spiritual renewal, and provides a confidential, safe, and comfortable space to support each other through personal and academic adjustment, and processes of vocational discernment. The group is co-led by Rev. Dr. Choi and a professional counselor from the Danielsen Institute.

Celebrating Anna

A yearly recognition of Anna Howard Shaw is held on or near her birthday (February 14) through the giving of Valentines in tribute to those who emulate Anna’s ministry, and a celebration or worship service at Boston University. In 1997, the 150th anniversary of Shaw’s birth was filled with a variety of events commemorating and celebrating women’s contributions to society. For a copy of the most recent worship service, please see A Service of Recognition and Remembrance for Anna Howard Shaw.

Student Activities

Under student leadership, the Shaw Center supports women’s discussion groups, fall and spring retreats, workshops, presentation/movie series, and worship services. The Center also provides a comfortable and practical gathering place for students with coffee, tea, a microwave oven, couches, and lively conversation. Fall 2020 Update: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and BU policy, the space will be available for use by reservation from 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. Contact us if you’d like to reserve the space. We are committed to the safety of our students and staff. Please send us an email if you are interested in getting involved at the Shaw Center!