Vatican launches #LifeofWomen conference
(Vatican Radio) Presenting the Vatican Council for Culture Plenary Assembly to press Monday, the President Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi spoke of the need to avoid rhetoric and clichés when exploring the theme of women, in society and the Church.
The Plenary will run from February 4-7 and explore the topic Women’s cultures: equality and difference.
Card. Ravasi told reporters the expression “women’s cultures” doesn’t imply division from men’s cultures, but awareness of women’s “perspective” on the world.
The Council has identified key areas it wants to explore during the Plenary’s four sessions: generativity, rights, poor and invisible women, women’s spirituality, equality and reciprocity, power and service, insights and vision, biology and women in the Church.
While these sessions are closed to the Council’s 31 members and 35 consulters, the Cardinal invited participation in a public session to be held in Rome’s Teatro Argentina on Wednesday February 4th or on social media using the hastag #Lifeof Women from 15:30 pm Rome time.