Nine extremely talented young adult women ranging in age from 19 to 26 will participate in the UNCSW from Feb 27 to March 6 through a joint effort within the Episcopal Church’s Mission Leadership Center of the Women’s and Young Adult Leadership areas. The group is diverse in their cultural backgrounds and education, but all have had opportunities to take leadership roles in the church and in other NGO’s.
The most defining characteristic, however, is their passion for human rights for women.
“In my ministry with some of the brightest young adults in our country, I am struck not just by their intelligence, but by their passion to contribute something positive to the world. At the same time, they are not naïve about the challenges we face. This is, after all, the generation that came of age on 9/11 and has always known about global warming. To involve these young women at a level that engages both the church and the political realm seems to me to be a marvelous way to connect them with structures through which they can channel their passion for justice,” says the Rev. Stacy Alan, Chaplain, Brent House, The Episcopal Center at the University of Chicago.
The members of the group are: Areeta Bridgemohan, Allison Adair, Catherine Healy, Laura Eberly, Karen Longenecker, Amy Porterfield, Kate Lemler, Andrea de la Torre, and J. Kiku Langford.