Women who cannot travel to the Alchemy gathering in November have asked how they can be involved. No matter where you are, you can join the energy of Alchemy by lighting a candle and anchoring a local circle of women during the window of time when women will gather in San Francisco. This will help to strengthen the container for Alchemy and connect your local community of women with the growing planetary power of women’s spiritual leadership. Women have already committed to creating Circle of Light in Australia, Switzerland, Canada and several states across the U.S. If you would like to join this global community of light, contact our Circles of Light coordinator Mohini Moore - email@example.com - to let her know where you located. Mohini will [...]
WSF has received a generous $5,000 donation which will allow us to offer Alchemy scholarships of $250 or $500 for about 12 young leaders (ages 18-35), especially those bringing ethnic, spiritual and geographic diversity. The funds will be paid out to recipients at the Alchemy gathering. To apply: send the following information by October 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org • Name/ email address/ home address/ phone • Spiritual tradition/ Ethnicity • What do you bring to Alchemy? (50 words or less) • What do you hope to take away? (50 words/less) • What are your costs to attend Alchemy? • What is your need? There will be special activities, conversations and community-building for the young leaders at Alchemy.
All funds donated will help provide scholarships to the Alchemy Conference.
WSF Partners with Women’s Task Force of the Parliament of the World’s Religions on Alchemy Gathering
One of our networking partners for the upcoming Alchemy: Occupy Your Sacred Self gathering is the Women's Task Force of the Parliament of the World's Religions. Enjoy this article just posted the following article on the CPWR blog. http://www.parliamentofreligions.org/news/index.php/2013/09/womens-spiritual-leadership-focus-of-upcoming-event/
~A peak at some of the amazing women who will join the Alchemy community~ http://womenofspiritandfaith.org/alchemy-community/ ... more to be added soon.
Women of Spirit and Faith, and it's upcoming event Alchemy: Occupy Your Sacred Self, has been featured on Patheos.com. Patheos has more than 1 million unique visitors each month to its media platform broadcasting diverse faith voices. The article "Women’s Event Explores the Nexus of Spirituality and Leadership" can be found at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/perspectiveofaseeker/2013/09/womens-event-explores-the-nexus-of-spirituality-and-leadership/.
Kathe Schaaf recently wrote an article for the Parliament of the World's Religions: http://www.parliamentofreligions.org/news/index.php/2013/03/parliament-womens-task-force-takes-on-gender-violence-at-united-nations/
We are heading for New York and ready for a week of events and conversations as women converge from around the world for UN Commission on the Status of Women. A reminder of the events we will co-anchor exploring this year's theme of violence against women: Saturday - March 2, 2013 10 am – 3 pm Alchemy Project Exploratory Meeting Marble Collegiate Church 1 West 29th Street New York, NY 10001 Room 713 (near the corner of 5th and 29th) Sunday – March 3 6-8 pm WSF Local Circle Quest Bookstore 240 East 53rd Street New York, NY 10022 Monday, 4 March 2013 4:30 PM Religion, Culture and Violence Against Women (convened with Women’s Task Force at the Parliament of the World’s Religions) Guild Hall [...]
Alchemy Too: Embodying our Spiritual Leadership November 7-10, 2013 Sofitel San Francisco Bay Early Registration opens April 1, 2013 Special low rate $299 includes 2 lunches, 2 dinners and Sunday brunch in addition to all conference sessions and special events. Alchemy Too will feature engaging experiences of ceremony, music, art, movement, ritual and spiritual practice thoughtful explorations of the challenges and opportunities facing women as they bring their spiritual leadership to the world active collaborative partnerships with women from many interfaith, faith-based and spiritual organizations a dynamic community of women who share your passions at the intersection of women’s transformative leadership and emerging feminine spirituality multiple opportunities for your voice to be heard in dialogues and circle conversations
Women of Spirit and Faith will be anchoring several events at the UN Commission on the Status of Women between March 4 – 8. The theme of CSW this year is eliminating violence against women … and we feel it is important to amplify women’s voices on this challenging topic. You are invited to join the conversation on our Divine Feminine Blog this month. We are inviting women from many faiths and spiritual persuasions to respond to the following prompt: "How do we create a world in which women and girls are safe from violence?" If this question speak to you, we encourage you to go deep within to explore this question for yourself. Find your own wisdom, then write what comes up and send it to [...]