Saturday, May 01, 2010

The Seneca Falls 2 Conference: What It Is and Is Not

About the Name: The first women's conference was held in the United States on July 19-20, 1848, in Seneca Falls, New York. Four of the five organizers of the conference were Christians and the conference was hosted at a Methodist Church. It was a predominantly Christian led event.

About the Conference: This is not a "Women's" Conference. There have been too many gender-segregated conferences. It is time to come together equally—as followers of Christ. This is a "Christian" Conference for both men and women.

The Purpose of the Conference: We are not coming together to define the problem, that has already been done. The purpose of Seneca Falls 2 is to offer solutions and to present a united front in favor of gender-equality for Christian women. We believe that by doing so, we can encourage those who presently remain silent to add their voices to ours. We believe we can see change.

1 comment:

Waneta Dawn said...

I'm going to try to get to that conference, Jocelyn. I'll bring copies of my novel, Behind the Hedge, for those who are interested. Anyone want to drive with me and stay a week? Anyone in FL want me to speak at their church or organization that week?