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Raising Women’s Voices

The launch of the weekly podcast series, Australian Women Preach, on International Women’s Day, captures the zeitgeist of the moment.  Women are tired of being kept silent. The impetus of this collaborative project between the Grail in Australia and WATAC (Women and the Australian Church) is the Plenary Council.  The Listening and Dialogue phase enabled…
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Australian Women Preach

MEDIA RELEASE Raising the voices of Australian women preaching the Gospel A new podcast Australian Women Preach will feature 30 Australian Christian women preaching the Gospel. An initiative of Women and the Australian Church (WATAC) and the Grail in Australia, the podcast will highlight and share the voices of women breaking open the Word of…
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Fratelli Tutti – A Reflection

Much has been written of the opening words of Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, Fratelli tutti, expressing disappointment in this address to “brothers all” rather than using a less gendered term.  Never mind that “fratelli” in Italian can include women or that the word is consistently translated into English as “brothers and sisters,” the suspicion that…
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