“Let Justice Roll On Like a River!” The Christian Feminism Today 2014 Gathering
June 26-29, 2014at the Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.
Speakers include Mary E. Hunt, Sharon Groves of HRC, Rev. Deb Vaughn, and many more.
This year’s biennial conference is officially known as the EEWC‐Christian Feminism Today 2014 Gathering. The conference theme, “Let Justice Roll On Like a River!”, comes from the book of Amos:
“But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never‐failing stream!” 5:24 (NIV).
After a time of gathering and fellowship on Thursday night, June 26, conference presentations get
underway at 8:00 am on Friday, June 27. Presentations include a variety of workshops, plenary and
student presentations, worship, and a Saturday evening performance by the popular folk duo, The
Troubadours of Divine Bliss.
The conference concludes Sunday, June 29, at noon. Registration is $159.00 for all conference events
and includes lunch Friday and Saturday.
Sunday morning worship begins at 10:00 am, and is free and open to the public. Rev. Jan Clark, Rev.
Leslie Harrison, Dr. Alena Amato Ruggerio, and Rev. Dr. jann Aldredge‐Clanton will be all present portions of the service. The service will feature Rev. Dr. Aldredge-Clanton’s inclusive language hymns, and Rev. Shawna R. B. Atteberry will be preaching.
Additionally, one workshop will be free and open to the public. At 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 28, Susan
Cottrell will present “Being the Love of Christ: It’s Not That Complicated.” The workshop will address the way in which the church is called to respond to the LGBTQ community, and how this informs the church’s largerrole in embracing all who are marginalized, oppressed, and otherwise disenfranchised. Susan Cottrell is a national speaker, teacher, counselor, author of “Mom, I’m Gay” — Loving Your LGBTQ Child Without Sacrificing Your Faith, and founder of FreedHearts Ministries.
Plenary speakers include:
Letha Dawson Scanzoni, author of several books including the groundbreaking All We’re Meant to Be:
Biblical Feminism for Today, named by Christianity Today as one of the “top 50 books that have shaped
Dr. Sharon Groves, Director of the Religion and Faith Program for the Human Rights Campaign, the
largest civil rights organization in America working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
Dr. Mary E. Hunt, a Roman Catholic feminist theologian, co‐founder and co‐director of the Women’s
Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER).
Dr. Kendra Weddle Irons and Dr. Melanie Springer Mock, both professors at Christian universities who
have been widely published, are currently working on a book concerned with deconstructing erroneous
ideas about women’s nature and roles as presented in conservative evangelical popular culture.
Susan Campbell is the award‐winning author of Dating Jesus: A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and
the American Girl. For more than 25 years, she worked as a twice‐a‐week columnist and feature writer
for the Hartford Courant. Her blog, Hot Dogma: The Belief Blog, is co‐written with former AP religion
writer Tom Breen.
Workshop presenters in addition to Susan Cottrell include:
Rev. Dr. Jann Aldredge‐Clanton, Dr. Reta Halteman Finger, Rev. Deb Vaughn, Dr. Paula Trimble‐Familetti, Peg Conway, and Esther Emery.
The Troubadours of Divine Bliss, Renee and Aim Me, are an acoustic duo, partners in life and music,
who grew up in the Pentecostal church and have spent their adult lives touring the US and Europe
playing their music and living out their calling to be musical Evangelists for Love. They have released six
albums of original material and performed at numerous festivals around the globe. They will be
performing at 8:00 pm, Saturday, June 28. Tickets for the concert will be available at the door for
$20.00 per person.