Woman-to-Woman Worldwide Pilgrimage to East Asia
Join Disciples Women and Global Ministries on a Woman-to-Woman Worldwide pilgrimage to East Asia.
Since 1987, Disciples Women’s Ministries has partnered with Global Ministries to provide Disciples Women an opportunity to make an overseas trip to forge enduring friendships with women in other countries. Thanks to the foundational work of Janice Newborn, each year, a group of women makes a pilgrimage to another country for the purpose of bringing North American Disciples Women into relationships with women around the world. Through this trip, the women work together to learn from each other and better understand their concerns. Since the inception of this program, women have had the opportunity to travel to countries such as Kenya, Cuba, India, Bosnia, Korea, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Morocco, and more. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic persisted, Disciples Women’s Ministries were able to engage in a virtual pilgrimage to Bangladesh, where our international partners raised issues of water security in their land.
This opportunity is not a vacation or a ‘hands-on’ mission trip. Rather, it is an immersion experience that involves deep, active listening to our sisters of other countries so that we may learn from them what it means to be a woman of faith in their context. These international, ecumenical, and personal experiences are meant to encourage women to see the world with new, informed eyes and bring that perspective back to their congregation and community. An integral part of the post-journey experience includes sharing what they have learned with others through presentations, conversations, etc., and creating ways to continue connecting with and advocating for our sisters worldwide.
Applications are due by March 20th, 2023. Learn more on the Disciples Women website.