Speaker to discuss women’s role in church
Sister Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun internationally known for her work for equality for women in church and society and other peace and justice advocacy, will speak in Honolulu next month.
She will discuss the relationship of spirituality and cultural change in an April 6 lecture presented by the Robert Mackey Lecture Series at Chaminade University. The lecture at 5 p.m. at the Mystical Rose Oratory at 3140 Waialae Ave. is free and open to the public.
Chittister will also lead a workshop/retreat exploring the impact of female leadership in the church and the world next Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. She will lead a discussion on "God, Women and the World: Telling the Story Another Way" in the morning session. The afternoon topic will be "Women, Power and Peace."
The workshop cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Monday is the deadline to reserve a box lunch at no extra cost. For reservations and information call 735-4801 or see the Web page www.marianisthawaii.org.
Chittister is co-chairwoman of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, a U.N.-sponsored organization of female faith leaders working for peace, especially in the Middle East.
She writes a weekly online column, "From Where I Stand," for the National Catholic Reporter and is the author of more than 35 books, including "Welcome to the Wisdom of the World" and "Wisdom Distilled from the Daily."
She has been honored by several organizations for her work and has appeared on television newsmagazine and opinion programs including "Meet the Press" and the Bill Moyers show.