Join the women of St. Paul’s Cathedral for guest speakers and discussions on what it means to be a Christian woman in a diverse world. Together we seek to deepen our faith as we interact with the world and explore the challenges women everywhere face in their daily lives. We invite theologians, professors, authors, and artists to present on a wide range of topics. All women are welcome!
The 2023 – 2024 Season:
- October 5 – Bahar Davary
- November 2 – Kirby Kendrick
- December 7 – Beverly Edge
- February 1 – Crystal Wiley Cené
- March 7 – Adrienne Elliott
- April 4 – Joan Brown, OSF
- May 2 – Hannah Wilder
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Spiritual Resilience Amidst Climate Chaos
March 7, 2024
The climate emergency warrants bold change in and collaboration among every sector…and the faith community has much to offer! Join us for a discussion on the ways that faith communities are mobilizing to address this crisis at the local and global levels. Climate action examples from the Christian tradition and Episcopal Church will be shared. We’ll discuss how faith communities can offer spiritual care and companionship for climate grief and anxiety, as well as share resources for our own resilience in this work. Adrienne Elliott earned her Master’s degree in Climate Science and Policy at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
RSVP, meal or no meal, by Monday, March 4th at:
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Video Recordings of Past Events
May 5, 2022 – Seeing God Anew with Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas
Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas discusses how the rules and characteristics we have of God may hinder our having a growing, living faith. We examine how we might expand those images to embrace our living God in a fresh way.
Rabbi Bohm talks about her new book Torah Tutor: A Contemporary Torah Study Guide, in which she explores the first five books of the Bible (“the Torah”), raising up words, phrases and questions for personal reflection and conversation.
From a fascination with the Maine woods to a career pushing for sustainable solutions, Ms. Morgan has shaped a perspective on the unique challenges of this moment. She will describe the sobering reality of the current climate crisis, provide concrete examples of what we can do, and share reasons to look ahead with hope.
February 3, 2022 – Journeying Together Across Cultures, With Humility, Respect and Joy presented by Rev Laurel Mathewson, Ruth Japtok & Katherine Bohm
These three women from St. Luke’s share their perspectives on how we can engage faith, food, and cultural art with mutual respect and joy. They discuss how to share across lines of culture with authenticity, Christian love and care.
December 2, 2021 – Ignatian Spirituality and Mental Wellness with Dr. Maureen Day
Dr. Maureen Day’s talk explores the tools of Ignatian prayer, highlighting the value they bring to our spiritual imagination and mental well-being. It includes a 10 minute practice of the Examen prayer.
November 4, 2021 – Reading Women Writers, Reading Scripture with Dr. Bettina Tate Pedersen
Dr. Bettina Tate Pedersen’s talk addresses the ways that her reading and teaching of women writers and feminist literary theory have influenced the way she reads scripture herself and the way she listens to others interpret biblical passages.
October 7, 2021 – Laying Down the Sword in Everyday Dilemmas with Phyllis Olins
Phyllis Olins will walk through a radical, scripture-based approach to making conflict disappear. She will present the basic principles of her book, How NOT to be a Jerk (or a Victim): Transcend Your Ego in Everday Crises, through examples and practice.
May 6, 2021 – “Becoming Anti- Racist: Reflections from a White Christian on the Sin of Racism” with Dr. Emily Reimer-Barry
Dr. Emily Reimer-Barry discusses the sin of racism from the perspective of a white Christian who needs to both “learn” and “unlearn” in the journey of becoming antiracist. She will discuss how Christianity remains complicit in racism in its construction of theology and God and some of its pastoral practices.
Speaker Oliva M. Espin, PhD asks:
Systemic sexism and harassment continue to emerge from the shadows of shame and social control. Bishop Katharine examines ways in which women lead change, and spiritual practices that support that leadership.
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