Women and Church, East and West: A Catholic-Orthodox Conversation
March 5-6, 2010
Loyola Marymount University
The role and experience of women in the contemporary Orthodox and Catholic Churches was the focus of the 2010 Huffington Ecumenical Symposium. Orthodox and Catholic women and men—theologians, mothers, fathers, wives and husbands, clergy and lay discussed the gifts women have to bring to the table of ecumenism.
Orthodox Theologies of Women and Ordained Ministry | Valerie Karras, Southern Methodist University
Black, Womanist, Religious: Coming to Voice in Theology's Sacred Space | LaReine-Marie Mosely, S.N.D, Loyola University, Chicago
In Search of Catholic feminism for the 21st century: Resources from Asian Religious Traditions | Tracy Tiemeier, Loyola Marymount University
The Priesthood of All the People of God | Stefanie Yazge
Women Deacons in the Orthodox Church | Kyriaki FitzGerald
Sacred Dwelling: Family Spirituality | Wendy Wright, Creighton University
The Family as Micro-Church | Eve Tibbs, Fuller Theological Seminary
The Logic of the Gift: Clare of Assis and Franciscan Evangelical Life | Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, C.S.J, Loyola Marymount University
Virtuous Icons: Unique Persons or Gendered Stereotypes? | Maria Gwyn McDowell, Boston College
The Mother of God in the Writings of St. Mother Maria Skobtsova | Helen Theodoropoulos
Orthodox and Catholic students discuss their experiences of and opinions on the role of women in their Churches.
Margaret Trenchard-Smith, Loyola Marymount University
Student Essay Competition Winners:
Christina Llanes, "Family as Micro-Church: Therese of Lisieux and Mother Maria Skobtsova"
Hayden Brandon: "Remember Esther: A Voice From the Margins"
Magali del Bueno Riancho: "Hispanic Women, Mestizaje, and the Church in the 21st Century"