Women’s Wisdom: Women in Action


Women’s Leadership: Spirituality and the 21st Century
Faith Traditions, Equality, and Social Justice

Women leaders in various faith traditions open a conversation on the contributions of women towards social justice and equality in the complex environment of our time. Featuring M. Macha NightMare, ritualist, writer and activist, and Sherna Deamer, Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of San Rafael.

Macha NightMare (Aline O’Brien), ritualist, writer, and activist, co-author of The Pagan Book of Living and Dying and serves on the Advisory Board of the Sacred Dying Foundation. She has published two other books, and has contributed to anthologies, encyclopedia, religious studies textbooks, and periodicals. Active in establishing Cherry Hill Seminary, Macha represents the Covenant of the Goddess, and CHS in the American Academy of Religion, Marin Interfaith Council, and United Religions Initiative, and at interfaith symposia throughout the U.S. Currently she serves the inmates of the Wiccan circle at San Quentin State Prison. She blogs at Broomstick Chronicles.

Sherna Deamer recently retired from the Superior Court of California where she worked as manager of the Virtual Self-Help Law Center, one of the State’s five Model Self-Help Programs. Before joining the court, Ms. Deamer worked for 19 years as a writer, editor and project manager at the Bahá’í World Center in Haifa, Israel; 5 years for The Cousteau Society (part of the Underwater World of Jacques Cousteau); and 3 years for Psychology Today magazine. Her “retirement project” is the study of international human rights.

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 * 9:30 a.m.
The Club at McInnis Park,  350 Smith Ranch Rd, San Rafael, CA
Fee (includes breakfast): $35; Student/Senior $30

 

 

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