On the May Calendar

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We are winding down to the end of the academic year, but not entirely to the end of activities for the Women’s Center. Here is what’s on the calendar for the month of May:

Today, May 3, was the Friends of the Women’s Center Breakfast, an annual opportunity for alumnae and other friends to gather in the Center to share stories over coffee and croissants (or something like that) before moving on to other events on the schedule of the Festival of Theology and Reunion.

May 6 is not only Oaks Day in the city of Louisville, but a final meeting of the Gender and Ministry Committee in the Women’s Center at 1:30 p.m.

We will be scheduling interviews for 2011-2012 Student Coordinator shortly; we have a number of applications in hand, and continue to encourage interested students to apply for this position.

Wednesday, May 11, 12:30 – 1:30, is a key Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture Planning Group meeting, as we will be establishing the planning group for September’s events, featuring Dr. Traci West as the 2011 Katie Geneva Cannon Lecturer.

Sunday, May 22 is Graduation for the Class of 2011. The Women’s Center wishes all the seminary graduates well in the future endeavors. We encourage each one to remember what they have learned during their seminary experience about the ubiquity and importance of gender in the life of the world in which they have been called to serve. We hope that, as part of their education to participate in the redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ in the world, each has realized the imperative to confront, name, and challenge oppressive patterns of differential power and privilege based on gender, and to articulate a more inclusive vision of gender justice as part of the good news of the coming realm of God.

The Women’s Center continues to host the Engaging Spirituality group on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., and monthly meetings of the Board of the Kentucky Religious Coalition on Reproductuve Choice.

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About Ha_Qohelet

Ha_Qohelet is a transliteration of Hebrew definite article plus a feminine participle, all together meaning "the (feminine) one who assembles" or who calls together. Qohelet is the title of one of the books of the Hebrew Scripture, known in English as Ecclesiastes. The Women's Center at LPTS feels the epithet of Qohelet is a fitting one for what we do and are. The Women's Center is, indeed, a caller-together, a caller-to-wisdom, and an assembler -- of people, of ideas, of actions, and ultimately, we hope, of transformations in the world. In this context, Ha_Qohelet is the Director of the Women's Center, and Editor-in-Chief of Wimminwise.

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