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Hunter women participate
in Interfaith Fellowship
BY PATRICIA BANISTER
Two women who hail from the Hunter will
join fifteen other participants in the Young
Catholic Women's Interfaith Fellowship
2013-2014. The Fellowship is an initiative of
the Office for the Participation of Women,
under the auspices of the Australian
Bishops' Council for Australian Catholic
Women. The successful candidates, from
all over Australia, will undertake a formation
program including theological studies,
interfaith relations and Catholic leadership.
Teacher Anna Humphries, until recently
an Aurora columnist and a Lower
Hunter resident, and journalist Rebecca
Beisler, who was raised and educated in
Newcastle, begin the program by gathering
in Sydney in February.
"I applied for the Fellowship after
reading about it in Aurora - obviously my
connection to the Diocese of Maitland-
Newcastle still serves me well! I was
immediately attracted to the idea of
learning about other faiths and the ways
we can dialogue and build connections
with people from other traditions," said
Rebecca, who now lives in Sydney.
"It also prodded that desire somewhere
within me to learn more about my own faith
and to grow my own spirituality. The other
big attraction was that I could do all this in
fellowship with a group of women who are
at a similar stage in life to me.
"I hope to build on my own understanding
of different religious traditions, create
connections with women from other faiths
and learn the skills to encourage interfaith
dialogue in my own community."
The young women will pursue a Graduate
Certificate in Theology in a format which will
allow them to live their day-to-day lives and
continue their careers while receiving rich
academic and spiritual formation in interfaith
relations, Catholic leadership and theology.
The academic program will be enriched by
a residential component which will provide
time for prayer, meditation, reflection,
personal growth and fellowship as a group.
The academic program will be completed
through the Broken Bay Institute, part of the
University of Newcastle.
International Women's Day
"For over a hundred years, International
Women's Day has called our attention
to the remarkable political, social and
economic accomplishments of women,
and encouraged us to work with all people
of good will so that the dignity of women
may be more fully realised," says Natalie
Lindner L'Huillier, Chair of the Council for
Australian Catholic Women.
The Australian theme for International
Women's Day in 2013 is 'The Gender
Agenda: Gaining Momentum'. It is a theme
anchored in hope, both realised and for
the future, for the wellbeing of the human
family. While it's true that women and
girls continue to encounter startling levels
of injustice and violence on the basis of
their gender, individuals, communities and
nations are working together for change.
"In this Year of Grace, International Women's
Day is a great opportunity to publicly
affirm the many ways that women exercise
gifts of leadership, service, compassion
and competence that bring life to our
church and our world. As we do, we affirm
women's human dignity, and celebrate that
with the help of God, a future is possible
where women and girls are full participants
in setting the direction of their lives and that
of their communities and societies," says
Natalie Lindner L'Huillier.
International Women's Day will be
celebrated locally at Sacred Heart
Cathedral on 10 March. Bishop Bill
Wright will preside at 9.30am Mass and
morning tea will follow. Guest speaker
will be Rev Christine Sheppard OAM,
University of Newcastle chaplain, former
chaplain at Calvary Mater Hospital and a
minister of the Uniting Church.
You may wish to visit
www.mn.catholic.org.au Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
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