I have some personal experience of this. Some shocking comments. We must try to challenge these views I think.
Alice Watson reflects on the origins and creation of the community artwork ‘Eva’s Call,’ which arose from the communal lament of the prejudices faced by women responding to God’s call into ordained vocational ministry.
The reflection is followed by further photographs of the artwork, and a sample of some of the things said to women clergy and ordinands.
Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion! Put on your beautiful garments.
The community piece of art which has come to be known as ‘Eva’s Call’ is a response to the ‘Nevertheless She Persisted’ movement which highlights female resistance and power against a backdrop of societal expectations of how a ‘woman’ or ‘girl’ should act. The piece celebrates both the persistence of God’s call, and that of those who respond and follow.
It is based upon the lived experiences of ordained and ordinand women drawn from both…
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That is astounding.
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