United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW)

Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 18:22

by Ruth Lindsay, Diocese of Arizona I have been involved in secular activism for quite a few years. Passionately political and ardently feminist, I have struggled throughout my young adulthood to live out my values and give back to a world that has...

Friday, March 5, 2010 - 12:29

by Brede Eschliman, Diocese of Connecticut The best part of my day (other than the meeting the presiding bishop, which was incredible) was an unexpected conversation. We had a debriefing and dinner with Ecumenical Women, and we were supposed to...

Friday, March 5, 2010 - 12:27

by Karen Longenecker, Diocese of San Diego The last blog I wrote about was rather obscure. I talked about the body and how one day equality will be an erotic experience. I don’t know yet if I totally know what that means but in true divine style...

Friday, March 5, 2010 - 12:25

by Jasmine Bostock, Diocese of Hawaii So, today was one of extreme highs and then extreme lows. In the morning, we met with the Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts-Schori. She pretty much has rockstar status for me, a young woman feeling called...

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 21:05

by Garrett Braaf, Diocese of Southeast Florida So I arrive in the morning of February 26. As I got settled into my room, a question suddenly hit me like a freight train: WHY IN THE WORLD AM I HERE? A wave of fear and disappointment swept over me...

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 12:22

by Andrea Bardelmeier, Diocese of New Jersey Wednesday, March 03, 2010- Our fifth full day at UNSCSW. I woke up from a Tylenol PM induced sleep this morning after spending some much needed down time yesterday evening after a great day. Several...

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 12:20

At this point in our week, I feel so physically and emotionally drained. I have forgotten what “well rested” felt like. I just want to take in as much as I can, yet my days are getting harder and harder to get through. The thought of going home...

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 12:14

by Keji Fatunde, Diocese of Michigan Today and yesterday, I got to meet with each one of the delegates on their own terms. And it was amazing!!! It was really fulfilling and it is interesting to evaluate whether people are making a conscious...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 12:09

As I’m writing this, I’m listening to Peter Gabriel’s song “Biko”. The lyrics describe my feelings about the UN CSW well: “You can blow out the candle, but you can’t blow out the fire. Once the flames begin to catch, the wind just blows them...

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