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The Catholic Women’s Council (CWC) is a coalition of Catholic women’s groups and networks representing five continents, various countries, language and cultural groups, which are joining together on a pilgrimage towards Rome. Through virtual, local and global initiatives, these groups will express their creativity and discovery of the dignity and equality of women in the Church.

In the months leading ahead, initiatives by CWC affiliated groups will be shared below with the goal to explore the understanding of equal dignity and equal rights in the Church. Each pilgrimage can take many different forms. We challenge you to be creative! There will be meetings, lectures, common prayers, conversations, artistic expressions, concerts, debates, dancing, bicycle trips and more. We hope these initiatives by our member groups will inspire, uncover and express the hope, the commonalities and the struggles that many Catholics grapple with around the world.

Our Goal

These virtual and physical pilgrimages will lead our united groups to better understand the perspectives, strengths and struggles of Catholic women around the world. We hope that through shared understanding with our global sisters, different voices can come together in a harmonious vision of hope for the Church.

Events and Initiatives

All events and initiatives are organised by CWC affiliated groups. Find out below where your local CWC event is happening or join an online, virtual initiative.

Not an affiliated group of CWC? Click here to find out how your group can join.

Initiatives location

XXV Women and Theology Conference: Spiritualities and Wisdoms between Women and Mother Earth

Speakers: Lic. Sofia Chiparra, Aymara theologian; Dr. Geraldina Céspedes, Dominican theologian; Dr. Ivone Gebara, Brazilian theologian. Note: The event will be in Spanish.
Friday 24 and Saturday 25 September, 2021 | Zoom and Facebook Live

Celebrate Mary: Hope for every Girl Child

You are invited by Indian Women’s Theological Forum (IWTF) to break bread, drink the cup of Solidarity and reflect upon the girl child, in a celebration of Mary’s Birthday.

Inclusive Synod

Dear Friends, tickets are now on sale for the Root & Branch Inclusive lay-led synod 5 - 12 September 2021. You can participate online or you can attend in person in Bristol, UK. We do hope you will buy and promote as widely as possible.
5 - 12 September 2021 | Bristol

Past Initiatives

The CWC network has run common global actions as well as their own locally led initiatives. Click on the button below to browse past pilgrimage actions.

Express yourself

We want to know, what dignity and equality mean to you as a Catholic. Express your ideas in your own creative way – it could be an inspiring message or a vision of the future of our Church, an artwork, a poem or a song. Share a symbol, a sign or a story. We are curious about what you want to add to our mosaique!

Click the pictures below to see how other Catholics around the world are expressing themselves.

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