Pentecost Festival is an amazing series of events happening in London between 18 and 27 May 2012. Hosted by Share Jesus International in partnership with Christian Aid, it aims to showcase what the church in the UK is all about.
On Tuesday May 22 at 7pm there's an event at Oasis Centre entitled What Women Want about women's empowerment in the UK and whether the church should be doing more. Claire Rush and Jenny Baker from the Sophia Network are going and wonder if you'd like to join us? We're going for a meal at a local pub beforehand which will be a great opportunity to meet other Sophia members, meeting at 5:15pm (but it'll be fine if you can't come until a bit later). If you want to come, you'll need to book your own ticket to the event (cost £5 plus booking fee), and email Claire Rush, Claire.Rush@girlsbrigadeew.org.uk, to let her know you're going to come to the meal.
Here's some more info about the event, and you can book tickets here.
'It has been said women make up half the world’s population, yet do two thirds of the world’s work, earn one tenth of the world’s income and own less than one per cent of the world’s property.
Has the time come for the Church to step forward and take action on issues such as gender equality and women’s rights to challenge the power of men? Join us as we debate, consider and discuss the issues surrounding women’s empowerment in both the UK and throughout the world.
On the panel will be:
- Mary Kenny: Journalist, author, member of the Master of the Guild of Catholic Writers and public speaker.
- Rose Hudson-Wilkins: Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons.
- Helen Goodman: Labour MP for Bishop Auckland and member of the Christian Socialist Movement.
- Paul Valentin: International associate director for Christian Aid overseeing it’s development work in 47 countries around the world.
- Elizabeth Hunter: Director of Theos, the religion and society think tank which provides research and commentary on the place of faith in public life.
Chaired by Steve Chalke OBE, Founder, Oasis Global & Stop The Traffik'