The Institute for Women, Religion & Globalization
Union Theological Seminary
The Institute for Women, Religion and Globalization was founded by President Serene Jones in 2010. Today, when women hold an unprecedented opportunity to influence economic development, conflict resolution, peace-building, health conditions and environmental justice across the globe, there is a clear imperative to better understand the role of women religious practitioners as significant political agents on the global stage. As the Institute expands and gains momentum, we will continue to be in dialogue with students, alum, staff, faculty, non-profit leaders, and scholars to explore the relationship between women and religion in a globalized world.
Women, Religion and Globalization Monthly Dinner Series for Women at Union
Each month a different woman-identified faculty member will host dinner (subsidized by the IWRG) for any interested female students. This would be an opportunity for professors to share stories with students to address topics and questions such as, what has your journey through ministry been like? What does it mean to be a woman in leadership? In academia? This is meant to be a casual way to create more affirming spaces for women on campus as well as encourage dialogue between faculty and students.
Please email Erica Richmond if you might want to host one of our monthly meetings.
For more information please visit our Events Calendar.
Third Annual Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture.
The Judith Davidson Moyers Lecture creates a public forum to discuss the most pressing global issues faced by present-day women leaders. In addition to exploring enduring questions of human value and meaning, each year its recipients reflect on topics ranging from environmental rejuvenation and maternal health to poverty eradication, war, and women’s education.
The inaugural Women of Spirit Lecture was delivered by Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee in 2010, by Dr. Vandana Shiva in 2012 and by Sister Simone Campbel of "Nuns of the Bus" in 2013.
Support the Institute
In order to support the work of this Institute, we need funding. To make a gift online, click here>>
You may also contact Bob Bomersbach, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at (212) 280-1426 or Kevin McGee, Director of Development Operations at (212) 280-1590 to arrange a gift to the Institute.
The IWRG is supported by two dedicated part-time staff members. As we continue to develop the vision and mission of the Institute, we are eager to meet with student groups, faculty, and interested individuals. Contact Erica Richmond, our Program Manager, for more information and to get involved.
Su Yon Pak is an Associate Professor of Integrative and Field Based Education
Please reach out to Su Pak if you have programmatic or visionary ideas for the Institute.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Directors & Advisory Committee:
Su Yon Pak
Katie G. Cannon
Betty Sue Flowers
Daisy L. Machado