April 04, 2020
BANGOR DAILY NEWS (BANGOR, MAINE

World Community Day to be observed Nov. 2

World Community Day, Friay, Nov. 2, is an ecumenical worship event sponsored annually by Church Women United. It brings together Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women to focus on issues of the wider global community and a mutual search for justice and peace in the world.

“Women for Justice — Justice for Women” is the theme for 1990’s observance that will seek to raise consciousness of the condition of women of all races and cultures who are oppressed. It also tries to lift up for support and prayer the groups and individual women who are working for justice.

The service and resource materials for World Community Day were written by a diverse group of Christian women from Arizona who are deeply involved in justice issues within their own communities. They shared from American Baptist, Roman Catholic and Presbyterian USA perspectives and out of their Native American, Hispanic, Chinese, black and caucasian life experiences.

The resources reflect the joy and pain, the insights and faith each has gained as she journeyed toward justice in her own life. The World Community Day experience will challenge women to build community as women, and to erase barriers of age, sex, race, culture and ethnicity in their relationships with one another.

The 1990 World Community Day theme undergirds Church Women United’s commitment to its imperative assignment, a national effort to eliminate the root causes of poverty of women and children.

Church Women United is the national ecumenical movement that brings together Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women into one community of prayer, advocacy and service.

It represents a broad spectrum of religious tradition, race, age, economic status and ethnic background and funtions through a national unit, 52 state units — including Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, and 1,750 local units throughout the U.S. Unified by a common faith in Christ, the women of Church Women United work for the elimination of poverty of women and children, and issues of peace and justice.

Observances will be held:

In Bangor, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Pat Stevens, state legislative candidate, will be the speaker.

In Belfast, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Court St. All men and women are invited. For information or transportation, call Faith Roberts at 338-1683.


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