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.
Young women are a vital part of the emerging pattern of global spiritual leadership. This is an excellent time to support and nurture the leadership of young women in seminaries and universities, starting young families and launching careers, in feminist organizations and faith-based communities. At a time when the “stained glass ceiling” hampers full participation of women in religious communities all over the globe, when women make up only sixteen percent of elected officials in the U.S. and when women struggle to bring their feminine leadership qualities in hierarchical organizations, it is essential to lift up, encourage, and learn from the next generation of feminists, religious pluralist theologians, thought-leaders and grassroots activists. Young women (under 35) have emerged as a dynamic source of leadership and vision at [...]