Philadelphia — Mary E. Hunt, in an opening talk at the Women’s Ordination Worldwide conference here, offered delegates a list of 10 accomplishments the women’s ordination movement needs to celebrate during its three-day gathering:
- We have successfully avoided being co-opted by the kyriarchal Catholicism.
- We have shaped, thanks to feminist and other liberation theologies, the changing field of theology from a clerical, ecclesial science to a lay and communal art.
- We refuse, as women, to be divided and conquered into groups of nuns and (unconsecrated) laywomen.
- We name and claim many role models as part of our movements for justice and liberation.
- We connect with each other through the deeply interreligious nature of our struggle.
- We engage in feminist ministries in myriad forms.
- We are instrumental in creating new models of church.
- We rejoice in the international nature of our movement.
- We create rich spirituality and liturgy that characterizes our movement and are a resource for the whole church.
- We are just getting started.