Women's networks

WICAS regional networks are the main platforms to discuss contextual relevant themes. These networks are facilitated by regional coordinators, who are the officially designated contact persons in the member churches, responsible to develop and coordinate work plans enhancing women’s leadership and gender justice practices in the regions.

Currently, all the regions and sub-regions are organized with a regional coordination, comprised by a group of lay and theologians; some are very active, while in others, the challenge is to keep connection and to communicate among the women as well with the main decision making platforms in the region.

The regional network is expanded with contact persons (sometimes called liaison women) who are the point of intersection with organized women’s groups of the member churches. 

The women’s network is proposing to do theology in a journey of telling women’s stories – her-stories. Women’s narratives are informing theological reflections and education helping to ask questions like: what doors are women crossing in the process of reflecting theology? What doors are still to be crossed? What doors and paths are guiding women towards autonomy and citizenship in church and society? Theological education formulated by the women’s network should develop processes that open doors and design itineraries enhancing women doing theology in different church spaces as well as in public squares and spaces.

The women theologians are also key actors in contextualizing the Gender Justice Policy as a tool, striving to create a gender just environment on our journey commemorating Reformation 2017.

WICAS regional networks are actively in dialogue with other actors in the civil society, NGOs and public policies in their regions. The network agenda is built from the active participation of women in the church context as well as with their interaction with civil society, NGOs and UN, or governmental spheres. These public spaces are the ground where faith and spirituality are nurtured and it is task for women theologians to produce theological reflection, to contribute in deepening theological understandings that emerges from these spaces.

For further information contact your regional co-ordinator.