2022 GEMN Mission Conference on Women in Mission
Registration is now open for the “Women in Mission” conference sponsored by the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN) online, May 12-14. Conference information is here, and the registration portal is here. Spanish interpretation will be available for all plenaries and for some of the workshops.
Four plenary speakers will highlight the work of women in mission:
- The Rev. Canon Hilda Kabia, dean of Msalato Theological College in Dodoma, Tanzania, will offer an African theological perspective on women’s work in mission and focus on the work of the Mothers Union in Anglican and ecumenical ministry in Africa.
- Ms. Elizabeth Boe, mission personnel officer in the Episcopal Church’s Office of Global Partnerships, will reflect on the work of women missionaries and facilitate a panel of current missionaries in diverse parts of the world.
- Dr. Dana Robert, professor of mission and world Christianity at Boston University School of Theology, will present an ecumenical overview of the history of women in world mission and identify current trends in women’s work globally.
- Ms. Lynnaia Main, the Episcopal Church’s representative to the United Nations, will speak on the church’s interaction with United Nations initiatives for women, especially through the annual meetings of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
Conference attendance is free and open to the public. Freewill donations are encouraged and can be made at registration. Zoom sessions will be held 1-4 p.m., Eastern U.S. Daylight Time on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the conference, May 12-14. The GEMN Annual Meeting will be held an hour earlier on Friday the 13th at 11:45 a.m.