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Why Words Matter: Expansive Language & Liturgical Leadership

Episcopal Divinity School & Massachusetts Council of Churches

Friday, October 4, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Cambridge, MA

Why Words Matter: Expansive Language & Liturgical Leadership

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Why Words Matter: Expansive Language and Liturgical Leadership

co-hosted by  Lifelong Learning at Episcopal Divinity School & Massachusetts Council of Churches

Friday, October 4, 2013 – 1:00 - 5:00pm at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational UCC

How do our gendered words for God and God's people form and deform us as the Church?  Does this conversation even still matter? And how do congregational leaders actually implement changes to our gendered, liturgical language?

This ecumenical event will feature EDS professor Rev. Dr. Stephen Burns Associate Professor of Liturgical Theology and the Study of Anglicanism, co-editor of the book “Presiding Like a Woman,” congregational leaders, male and female, lay and ordained from a range of Christian traditions. All are welcome to attend. Afternoon snacks will be provided. We envision a highly participatory day for conversation and education about the experience of gendered liturgical language for God and God’s people and how this language impacts leadership in the Church.  We draw inspiration from the congregational resource "Words Matter" created by the National Council of Churches Justice for Women Working Group http://wordsmatter.org/

Co-sponsors include:

Anna Howard Shaw Center at Boston University School of Theology http://www.bu.edu/shaw/

Church Women United of Massachusetts & Rhode Island http://www.churchwomen.org/

Episcopal Church Women, Diocese of MA http://www.diomass.org 

New England Women of the ELCA www.newelca.org

Sacred Threads http://www.sacredthreadscenter.org/

We are deeply grateful to First Church Cambridge for the donation of their space. 

-Questions? Contact 617-523-2771 or email council@masscouncilofchurches.org 

Logistics: Public transit is strongly encouraged. Harvard Square is your nearest MBTA stop. Car commuters are encouraged to park at the Alewife T stop and take the T to Harvard Square. Alternatively, you may pay for parking at one of the public parking lots: http://www.harvardsquare.com/maps.aspx

Margaret Jewett Hall at First Church Cambridge is accessible. http://www.firstchurchcambridge.org/community-resources/accessibility-at-first-church

Have questions about Why Words Matter: Expansive Language & Liturgical Leadership? Contact Episcopal Divinity School & Massachusetts Council of Churches

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First Church in Cambridge, Congregational UCC
11 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Friday, October 4, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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Episcopal Divinity School & Massachusetts Council of Churches

Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) is a respected and progressive center for study and spiritual formation for lay and ordained leaders and welcomes students from many denominations. Located on a beautiful campus just outside Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, EDS provides easy access to some of the best educational resources in the world. www.eds.edu

The Massachusetts Council of Churches is a network of individuals, congregations and denominations convinced that what binds us together in Christ is stronger than what divides us. The Massachusetts Council of Churches proclaims the vitality of the Church in Massachusetts.  With Christians across the Commonwealth, we work together for a vibrant, hopeful witness of our oneness in Christ in our local churches, on Beacon Hill and with our neighbors of other faiths. www.masscouncilofchurches.org

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