WOW Steering Committee AGM in Ireland

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The Women's Ordination Worldwide Steering Committee met in Ireland this year for the Annual Meeting. WAC Ireland is the Irish member of WOW. Delegates from 7 countries met in An Grianán for 3 days (25-28 September 2014). The WOW Conference in September 2015 in Philadelphia, USA, is scheduled just days before the visit of Pope Francis; many excellent international speakers have been lined up. A new WOW Leadership Group was elected: Miriam Duignan (UK); Kate McElwee (USA), Marilyn Hutton (Australia) and Pat Brown (UK). There was a good attendance at the Open Forum where Mary T. Malone gave a concise history of the oppression of women in the RC Church. Pat Coyle facilitated a discussion on 5 topics which generated some very interesting suggestions.

WOW Steering Committee at An Grianán
Erin Saiz Hanna (WOC, USA, WOW ex Officio); Marilyn Hatton (CfM and WATAC, Australia, WOW LG); Therese Koturbash (CNWE, Canada, WOW Communications Co-ordinator); Kate Conmy, (WOC, USA, WOW LG); Miriam Duignan (WICR, UK, WOW LG); Jennifer Stark (CWO, UK, WOW Archivist); Pat Brown (CWO, UK, WOW LG)