Panel Discussion: Women and the Church


Location: Notre Dame Conference Center, Auditorium

Women now occupy important leadership roles in most areas of contemporary American life and culture. They are CEO’s, university presidents, heads of charitable foundations, senators, and supreme court justices. Yet in many quarters of Christendom, women are still not permitted to occupy important positions of leadership within the church. Why is this? Should it change? Do contemporary understandings of gender and gender roles conflict with those presupposed by Christianity?

A panel featuring Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, author Rachel Held Evans, and Mary Rice Hasson, Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and moderated by Amy Peeler, Associate Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, will discuss these and other questions.

Tickets are not required. For more information go to the event website.

Sponsored by Center for Philosophy of Religion.