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Workshop Explores Women in the Church

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Acclaimed author Sister Christine Schenk, CSJ, explores the history of women’s roles in early Christianity in her workshop, Women in the Church: Past, Present, and Future. This virtual workshop takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021. The schedule includes a break for lunch.

Sister Christine’s award-winning 2017 book, Crispina and Her Sisters, looks into the authority that women exercised in the early Church and, through visual imagery found on burial artifacts, demonstrates how these early disciples were far more influential than is commonly understood.

The founding Director of FutureChurch, an international church reform organization, Sister Christine also served as a nurse midwife to low-income families, a community organizer, and an award-winning researcher and writer. She writes a column, “Simply Spirit,” for The National Catholic Reporter.

The cost to attend the workshop is $30. Registration is required to receive the live stream link and is available at; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made be contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or Limited scholarships are available.


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