Gender, Justice and the Church panel speaking at the CSRS

Cheri DiNovo, Jennifer Henry, and Gina Messina image


Gender, Justice and the Church

Cheri DiNovo, Jennifer Henry, and Gina Messina

moderated by Michelle Slater

Thursday, November 29, 2018

MacLaurin Building, Room A144


The longstanding and systemic mistreatment, underpayment and sexual harassment of women and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community has been firmly in the public spotlight this past year thanks to movements such as #MeToo and Time’s Up. But how have Christian communities wrestled with these issues? Have there been gains in equality, empowerment and safety in Christian settings? Have Christians been advocates for change in wider society?  Three leading women reformers reflect on the implications of biblical teachings and tradition in the struggle for justice in church and society.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Cheri DiNovo is an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada and a former Ontario MPP. She introduced more successful LGBTQ2S+ legislation than any other MPP in Ontario history.

Jennifer Henry is the Executive Director of Kairos: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, and one of Canada’s leading proponents of Indigenous rights, as well as gender and migrant justice.

Gina Messina is associate professor at Ursuline College, and co-founder of the online project Feminism and Religion. Her most recent book is Jesus in the White House (2018).

Michelle Slater is lead minister at Oak Bay United Church.

For more information, please see the event poster.