Event Title

Gender, Faith, & Action: Women in Mission

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McKenna Hall 118

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Day of Common Learning

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In 1800 in Boston, an invalid named Mary Webb challenged her friends to give one penny a week for global Christian mission to bless the women of the world. They began to send women to interior Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, especially to women who were cloistered in harems or zenanas. They offered to teach them to read in their local language, to treat sicknesses, and to share the gospel. In the next hundred years, Protestant American women would found, fund, and run forty women’s agencies that set up hospitals, colleges, schools, and clinics, and supported 2,500 foreign witnesses, as well as 6,000 indigenous Bible women. Catholic women, too, served sacrificially, including Mother Joseph who brought health care when Seattle needed it. Were these women witnesses perfect? Of course not. Come hear the stories.

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Oct 16th, 1:00 PM

Gender, Faith, & Action: Women in Mission

McKenna Hall 118

In 1800 in Boston, an invalid named Mary Webb challenged her friends to give one penny a week for global Christian mission to bless the women of the world. They began to send women to interior Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, especially to women who were cloistered in harems or zenanas. They offered to teach them to read in their local language, to treat sicknesses, and to share the gospel. In the next hundred years, Protestant American women would found, fund, and run forty women’s agencies that set up hospitals, colleges, schools, and clinics, and supported 2,500 foreign witnesses, as well as 6,000 indigenous Bible women. Catholic women, too, served sacrificially, including Mother Joseph who brought health care when Seattle needed it. Were these women witnesses perfect? Of course not. Come hear the stories.

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