• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)

    Sustaining Sisterhood

    Let the Walls Fall Down Fall Webinar Series
    Sustaining Sisterhood

     Thursday, March 17, 2022
    8:00 PM Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific  
    Join us as we explore a few of the many biblical texts from Hebrew scripture and the New Testament that point to the power of sisterhood in resistance, lament, support, shared theologizing, and worship, centering on those typically marginalized. 
         How might your own sacred stories from lived experience offer a starting place for doing theology, as they emerge from and lead to committed action and struggle with and for children and others on the margin?
         Listening to our stories as women child advocates reveals the need for sustaining sisterhood and spiritual renewal to resist, reimagine, and respond to changes to create new visions, relationships, strategies, and resources for a more just future.
         Consider how retreats and other gatherings of women could advance the children's movement by forging supportive, authentic, and trustworthy sisterhood across difference, affirming a collective vision for the work we do, and sustaining and strengthening each other to persist in that calling.
    American Baptist Women's Ministries' webinars and recordings are free to watch, but donations are welcome. Your donation will allow American Baptist Women's Ministries to continue providinge programs, resources, and leader training for ministries with women and girls. Click here to make a donation.

    Guest Panelist: Rev. Dr. Shannon Daley-Harris
    The Rev. Dr. Shannon Daley-Harris has served the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) for more than thirty years. While serving as CDF's Director of Religious Affairs, she created the National Observance of Children's Sabbaths in 1992 and launched CDF's Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry in 1995. Since 1998, Shannon has served as CDF's Senior Religious Advisor, directing CDF's Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry, authoring the multifaith National Observance of Children's Sabbaths resources, leading spiritual retreats, collaborating with Marian Wright Edelman on various projects, and advising on aspects of CDF's partnership with the faith community. Shannon's dozens of publications include Hope for Our Future: Answering God's Call to Justice for Our Children, Holding Children in Prayer: An Advent Devotional, and Welcome the Child:  A Child Advocacy Guide for Churches (with Kathleen A. Guy). She edited Thus Far on the Way: Toward a Theology of Child Advocacy by the Rev. Dr. Eileen W. Lindner. Shannon was a contributor to Let Your Light Shine: Mobilizing for Justice with Children and Youth; God's Transforming Justice: A Lectionary Commentary; Feasting on the Gospels; and other books. Shannon earned her B.A. from Brown University, magna cum laude, her Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary, summa cum laude, and her Doctor of Ministry at Drew University with a dissertation "Sustaining Sisterhood: The Power of Spiritual Retreats for Women Leaders in the Children's Movement." She is ordained as a minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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