Pan-African Women of Faith Gather for Historic Consultation and Spiritual Pilgrimage

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#PanAfricanWomen–Bread for the World, the World Council of Churches, and Howard
University Office of the Dean of the Chapel are hosting a consultation
of Pan-African women of faith from across the world. The goal of the
consultation is to ensure that hunger and poverty are on the platforms
of candidates aspiring to public office this year in the U.S., Africa,
and the Caribbean.

Pan-African women are disproportionately affected by hunger and poverty,
and the hope of the consultation is to raise and consolidate support
among the women to respond to the injustices and disparities in their
local and global communities. The event will:

  • affirm the leadership provided by Pan-African women to address hunger
    and poverty,
  • highlight the important role Pan-African women of faith have and can
    play in advocacy and elections, and
  • inform the collective efforts to ensure that specific issues facing
    Pan-African women and girls are understood and considered by decision
    makers.

On Friday, June 10, participants will also take part in the Pan-African
Spiritual Pilgrimage: A Sacred Journey of Lament, Celebration, and Hope
to significant sites around Washington, D.C.

         

WHO:

Bread for the World;

World Council of Churches Pan African Women’s Ecumenical
Empowerment Network (PAWEEN); and

Howard University Office of the Dean of the Chapel

 

WHAT:

Pan-African Women of Faith International Consultation &
Spiritual Pilgrimage

 

WHEN:

Thursday, June 9 – Saturday, June 11

 

WHERE:

Howard University Andrew Rankin Chapel and other locations in
Washington, D.C.

 

Additional information about the event, speakers, and registration can
be found at: http://www.bread.org/panafrican

A complete schedule can be found at: http://bit.ly/1X0HO8C

For more information, contact Chris Ford, media relations manager of
Bread for the World, at 202-688-1077 or cford@bread.org

Contacts

Bread for the World
Chris Ford, 202-688-1077
cford@bread.org