Details
Date:

March 12

Time:

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Venue

Chapel for Europe

rue Van Maerlant 22-24

Brussels, Belgium, 1040

La conférence se déroulera en anglais avec
INTERPRÉTATION SIMULTANÉE VERS LE FRANÇAIS.

From the beginning, women have been an integral part of the life
of the Church.
But when it comes to the role of women, different Christian churches will give different answers.

In a recent interview, Pope Francis said: “It is important to find new criteria and ways so that women do not feel like guests, but are fully involved in social and religious life […] This is a challenge that cannot be deferred”.

Five women with different personal, professional and confessional backgrounds share their experiences as active participants in Church life.

Speaking about women and their responsibilities in the Church: What are the clichés?
What is the reality?
What are the dreams?
Do we need to rethink leadership in the Church?

Speakers:

Pastor Yolande Bolsenbroek
Protestant Church in Rixensart (Belgium)

Sister Gisela Happ OSB
Abbey St Hildegard of Bingen (Germany)

Dr Erin Green
Communications Coordinator of
Conference of European Churches (CEC) – Brussels

Dr Annette Wiesheu
Theological Consultant
to the Bishop of Mainz (Germany)

Moderator:
Prof. Dr Annemarie C. Mayer
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven

After the conference: Reception