WRC Reading Group Launches with Half the Sky
Women's Resource Center - August 31, 2011
The Women’s Resource Center reading group will launch with Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The reading group will begin the week of October 23 and end the week of December 4. Discussion leaders will post chapter summaries on the WRC blog each Sunday and participants will engage in discussions in the comment section.
The Women’s Resource Center online reading group is open to anyone interested in reading a book together and relating the content to Adventist concerns. The aim is to allow the chosen book to lead us into substantive discussions and explore ways for members of the group to initiate change through their own personal influence. We hope to create an environment in which sensitive issues in gender relations can be discussed and possible steps toward improvements made.
10th Abuse Prevention Emphasis Sabbath is August 27
Women's Resource Center - August 23, 2011
Adventist News Network: As stories of sex trafficking, domestic abuse, sexual assault, honor killings, Female Genital Mutilation and child marriage make headlines, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is committed to raising awareness and educating its members on preventing violence against women.
Observing the world church's Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day is one tangible way you and your congregation can help raise awareness in your community. A presentation during worship service can help create a safe, open church environment that welcomes discussion of tough issues. [resources here]
The Adventist Church launched its annual Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day 10 years ago, noting that occurrences of domestic violence and sexual abuse unfortunately happen in Christian homes at rates similar to the general population.
This year, Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day falls on Saturday, August 27. In previous years, we've addressed domestic violence, incest, abuse of power and abuse of the elderly. This year, in partnership with EndItNow, we are focusing on violence against women. [read more]
Loma Linda University Medical Center to Host Conference, "Speaking of Women's Health"
Women's Resource Center - August 2, 2011
Speaking of Women's Health is an interactive health education experience, hosted by Loma Linda University Medical Center, that pampers attendees and teaches them important information about their health, well-being and personal safety. The $40 ticket includes a continental breakfast, elegant lunch and 2 gift bags. Register now, for the Fourth Annual, 2011 Speaking of Women's Health conference, and take the first step to experience "Fresh Starts, New Beginnings". This event will take place on Friday, November 18, 2011 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will be held at the Riverside Convention Center (3443 Orange Street, Riverside, CA 92501. [more information]
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