Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 7:00pm

What: "Father Roy Bourgeois speaks up for women’s equality"

Date: Wednesday, May 5

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas, Ames IA

 

The topic of his presentation “Breaking the Silence’ focuses on women’s equality (or lack thereof) in the Church and in society. Fr.

Bourgeois, founder of the School of the Americas (SOA) Watch is internationally known for his work to end U.S. government-funded combat training. http://www.soaw.org/article.php?id=413

In August 2008 he participated in the ordination ceremony of a Roman Catholic woman and for that has been threatened with excommunication by the Vatican.  He continues to follow his conscience in calling for equal rights for women including ordination.

Please join us in welcoming Fr. Bourgeois to Iowa and hearing his story about why he believes women should be ordained.

Speaking with him will be Mary Kay Kusner, MA, Chaplain at UIHC http://www.marykaykusner.com/ and a member of Roman Catholic Womenpriests http://romancatholicwomenpriests.org/

Q & A, Refreshments and Sales of speakers’ books follow.

“Disturbing the Peace” a biography of Fr. Roy Bourgeois

http://www.soaw.org/article.php?id=861

“Upside Down and Backwards” by Mary Kay Kusner http://www.marykaykusner.com/

Sponsored by the Ames Public Library and Ames and Iowa City Call to Action

 

For more information contact:

Linda White

Ames - Coordinator Central Iowa CTA

515 292-8741

bjwhite@iastate.edu