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Your Thoughts on Women’s Theology Conference

Published: Oct. 2, 2021


The 2022 Pacific NW Quaker Women's Theology Conference Planning Committee wants to hear from you! Safety concerns over the covid pandemic sadly led us to postpone the bi-annual conference first in 2020 and again in 2021. We are now looking toward summer of 2022.

The Conference has been a life-giving experience for hundreds of women for more than 25 years. Our objective is to continue the vital opportunity the conference provides for connecting, listening, learning and loving across different branches of Quakerism.

Your input and ideas will help inspire us. The planning committee is working toward discerning the theme, shape and format of next summer’s conference. We have many challenging questions and eagerly invite your thoughts.

First, here are some of the factors we are wrestling with:

The Cascades Camp option is still on the table, but because of the increase in costs, we’ve been brainstorming alternatives. Here are a few possibilities:

No one knows what the summer of 2022 will look like, and we are NOT asking you to predict the future. But we would like to get a “snapshot” of how you are thinking about the conference at this time.

If you need ideas about what to cover in your response, you could consider writing about how important a whole-group in-person gathering is to you at this time. Are there other formats that might also work in this time of social-distancing, varying levels of vaccination and comfort levels? How well do virtual meetings and other kinds of gatherings work for you?  What do you long for in themes, topics? What to learn about?

Your heartfelt input will bring us light and life to move forward in our work together. Thank you for your faithfulness to be part of our discernment.

Please click here to write your reply to us.

Your input is needed, valuable and appreciated.

from Judy Maurer, Conference Planning Committee (9/30/2021)