Women's Ministries Minneapolis gathering to present Beijing Circles

August 7, 2007

The Office of Women's Ministries at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City is beginning a new series of brief conferences across the country to introduce people to Beijing Circles.

Beijing Circles grew out of the work of the Anglican Women's Empowerment (AWE) at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) and refers to the groups that have formed around the issues of the Beijing Platform for Action.

The first conference is set for October 12-13 at the Episcopal Church of St. James on the Parkway in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Participants interested in focusing on Millennium Development Goal #3 -- promote gender equality and empower women -- will benefit from this gathering.

Registration is $25 and includes dinner, breakfast, lunch, and the Beijing Circles Resource Booklet. Checks should be made payable to DFMS and mailed to: St. James on the Parkway, 3225 East Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55417-1498, attn: Beijing Circle Conference by September 14.

Hotel accommodations are available for $99 at the Residence Inn by Marriott. Call 952-876-0900 and reserve a room under the Beijing Circle Group before September 14.