Join us for a conversation exploring the history and meaning of synodality and the promise and challenges of the synodal process. Four noted scholars will explore pastoral and personal realities and the future of women in ministry, as well as the challenges and opportunities that arise when race, culture, gender, and identity meet synodality.

Elyse Raby, Ph.D., Rachel Bundang, Ph.D., C. Vanessa White, D.Min., Elsie Miranda, Ph.D.

Feb. 29, 7-8:30 pm
St. Clare Room, University Library

In preparation for the next session of the Synod on Synodality the Vatican has invited all members of the global Catholic community to participate in synodal conversations on important themes, questions, and issues that relate to the situations and contexts of local communities and to propose practices that represent visible and concrete signs of synodality in the Church.

Each synodal moment will feature a delegate to the Synod and create space to engage in dialogue and conversation and to share best practices.

Final Event in the series:

April 24: How to become an all-missionary synodal church that welcomes the vocations and ministries of all its members, featuring Cardinal Robert Walter McElroy.

From Santa Clara University

A California Catholic reader notes:
Elsie Miranda is involved with New Ways Ministry and feminist ethicists who opposed the Dodds decision.
White is also involved with New Ways Ministry and calls for public debate about abortion and reproductive justice.
Bundang is a contributor to “Lady Gaga in Theological Perspective” (America magazine).
Raby, “long educated in the Jesuit tradition,” is a SCU prof who teaches on, among other things, intersex.