On the April Calendar

Easter is on the April calendar

April 24, 2011 is Easter Sunday on the western liturgical calendar


This is what’s on the Women’s Center’s calendar for April:

April 8 we will join hands in prayer in solidarity with Join Hands for Congo, at noon in the Women’s Center. Anyone who can’t be with us in person is invited to pray with us where you are in solidarity with the women and men who will be joining hands around the US State Department to raise the call for US diplomacy to further the cause of peace and security in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We are praying for a speedy end to the conflict and the sexual violence in DRC, for responsible and effective action by the United State government in aid of this cause, for the safety of the women and men who are taking part in this public action on April 8, and for clarity and compassion in our public life.

April 12 the Women’s Center will wear red, and calls on others to do the same, to celebrate Pay Equity Day. Pay Equity Day is the day that “women’s earnings catch up to men’s” — from the previous year. (In other words, if we started adding up earnings on January 1, 2010, then what US men made by December 31, 2010 is what US women will have made by April 12, 2011.) We will celebrate the day (and raise awareness of the persistence of gender inequity in paid work in the US) by wearing red; the Gender and Ministry Committee invites all members of the Semninary community to gather in the LPTS quadrangle at 11:30 a.m. to raise their voices in support of pay equity. Anyone who wishes can talk more over lunch in the Women’s Center.

Later that same day, we will hear Grawemeyer Award winner Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson lecture at 7:00 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel on his work on the early Christians (many of whom were women).

April 14 & 15 we will attend the Presidential Inauguration festivities, which will include participating in the Fan Fair at 10:00 a.m. April 15 in Winn Center. The Women’s Center will be there with information about our purpose, program, and prospects.

April 16 is the final Seminar in the series “Mending the World: The Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence.” JoAnn Rowan, a veteran of Louisville’s Center for Women and Families, leads this seminar, “It Happens in the Nicest Congregations: What Everyone Needs to Know About Domestic Violence.” Since it is not a question of whether but of how, precisely, domestic violence will affect the congregations in which LPTS graduates will serve, we encourage students to take advantage of the scholarships available to defray the $12 cost of the seminar, and to REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS SEMINAR. Additional information is at our page on Mending the World.

April 17 is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. We are delighted to have been invited to the More Light at LPTS B-B-Q this afternoon in the residential commons area. We’re looking forward to the pitch-in celebration of community and are trying to think of something reasonably delicious we can contribute.

April 24 we will be celebrating Easter with Christians around the world, giving thanks for the good news that Mary Magdalene announced, and praising God for New Life!

April 28 the Women’s Center will serve as the venue for More Light Movie Night.

We will be missing our Faculty Liaison Dr. Johanna Bos from April 8 – April 18, as she attends a conference in Sweden, and will be praying for her pleasant and productive travel, and her safe return.

During April, the Women’s Center will also be looking for next year’s Student Coordinator. We are seeking someone who has a heart for gender issues and gender justice and who could see themselves spending 16 hours a week contributing their energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to the work of the Center — and getting Field Experience credit for doing so. If you or someone you know fits that description, please contact the Women’s Center right away for more information!

We continue to provide space for the meetings of Just Faith, which meets in the Center on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., and now also host the Board of the Kentucky Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, which meets the fourth Sunday of each month. We are delighted to be able to make our space (WE LOVE IT!) available to others whose efforts further the ends the Women’s Center also seeks.

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Congregational Responses to Domestic Violence

Click here for more information on this Saturday's Seminar Congregational Responses to Domestic Violence

What can faithful members of congregations do to prevent domestic violence before it starts, respond to it in the congregation when it occurs, and take action to respond to the prevalence of domestic violence in society?

We will work on answering this question this Saturday,
(April 2, 9 – 12)
,
in the Women’s Center,
as Rev. Nancy Troy leads an interactive seminar on “Congregational Responses to Domestic Violence.”

A light lunch in the Women’s Center follows the seminar;
CE credit may be available (contact the Women’s Center);
$12 covers materials and lunch;
a limited number of student scholarships are available that cover the $12 fee (contact the Women’s Center)

Please PRE-REGISTER ONLINE for this seminar, or contact the Women’s Center to reserve a spot. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning.

The seminar is the second in the series “Mending the World: The Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence”.

On Preventing Domestic Violence

Mending the World - Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence


Who might enjoy and benefit from the first in a series of seminars challenging domestic violence being offered in the Women’s Center on Saturday?

Perhaps, anyone who wants to be part of ending and preventing domestic violence. In this interactive seminar, “Gender Respect: New Directions in Preventing Domestic Violence”, led by Rus Funk will address some of the path-breaking work he and Menswork are doing to build positive self-image and modes of interaction with adolescent males, and make the connection between this work and the prevention of domestic violence explicit. The seminar takes place

Saturday, March 12
9 – 12
in the Women’s Center
lunch follows the seminar

MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SEMINARS

REGISTER ONLINE

Something for Youth Group

Mending the World - Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence


Who might enjoy and benefit from the first in a series of seminars challenging domestic violence being offered in the Women’s Center on Saturday?

Perhaps, anyone who has anything to do with a church youth group, from parents to leaders to pastors. In this interactive seminar, “Gender Respect: New Directions in Preventing Domestic Violence”, led by Rus Funk will address some of the path-breaking work he and Menswork are doing to build positive self-image and modes of interaction with adolescent males, and make the connection between this work and the prevention of domestic violence explicit. The seminar takes place

Saturday, March 12
9 – 12
in the Women’s Center
lunch follows the seminar

MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SEMINARS

REGISTER ONLINE

Still Time to Register for “Gender Respect”

Mending the World - Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence


The first in a series of seminars challenging domestic violence, “Gender Respect: New Directions in Preventing Domestic Violence”, led by Rus Funk takes place

Saturday, March 12
9 – 12
in the Women’s Center
lunch follows the seminar

MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SEMINARS

REGISTER ONLINE

Seminar: Preventing Domestic Violence

Mending the World - Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence


The first in a series of seminars challenging domestic violence, “Gender Respect: New Directions in Preventing Domestic Violence”, led by Rus Funk takes place

Saturday, March 12
9 – 12
in the Women’s Center
lunch follows the seminar

MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SEMINARS

REGISTER ONLINE

Gender Respect and Preventing Domestic Violence – Seminar March 12

Mending the World - Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence


The Women’s Center is looking forward to an exciting installment in “Mending the World: The Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence”

“Gender Respect: New Directions in Preventing Domestic Violence”

Saturday, March 12
9 a.m. – 12
in the Women’s Center at LPTS
lunch follows the seminar
$12 covers registration, materials, and lunch

REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS SEMINAR

Rus Funk, MSW, founder and director of Menswork, Inc., leads this interactive seminar that will focus on the ways positive models of masculinity can contribute to the prevention of domestic violence, and introduces participants to the concept of gender respect, and examines the challenges and possibilities in cultivating gender respect with young men.

The series of seminars “Mending the World: The Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence,” honors long-time activist and friend of the Women’s Center Margaret Hopper Taylor. It is made possible by a portion of a generous grant to the Women’s Center in honor of Margaret Hopper Taylor by the Rev. Arch Taylor.

MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SEMINARS