Research forum on 'Women, Church and Society' is April 28

Research forum on 'Women, Church and Society' is April 28

The Archdiocesan Commission on Women, in conjunction with the College of St. Catherine and the University of St. Thomas, announces the fourth biennial Women's Research Forum, "Women, Church and Society: Leadership and Justice."

This forum will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Coeur de Catherine Center on the College of St. Catherine campus, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul.

The early bird cost is $60 through Saturday, March 31, or $75 beginning April 1. The cost for students is $25. This cost includes a choice of multiple morning and afternoon workshops of particular interest to women, such as: "Women in the Early Church," a discussion of findings of archeological and historical research on the roles of women in the church; "Spirituality in Work"; "Social Justice Ministries for Young Women"; and many more. This cost also includes a continental breakfast, two breaks and lunch.

A keynote address by Sister Margaret Guider, O.S.F., on "Voices, Visions and Vexations: Women Engaging the World Church " will set the tone for the research forum. Guider is an associate professor at Weston Jesuit School of Theology. She holds degrees in theology and education and has been an author, chaplain and missionary.

Archbishop Harry Flynn will conclude the forum with a Mass in Our Lady of Victory Chapel. He will be supported by liturgist Suzanne Severson who is a member of the Commission on Women and the Convent of the Visitation School choir.

You can obtain a campus map at the College of St. Catherine Web site, and an event brochure and registration form by calling the Commission on Women, (651) 291-4513. Proceedings of the forum will be published.