On the heels of Bold Women’s Day Feb. 28, we can look forward to Women’s History Month, a time to recognize the contributions women have made over the centuries. Make plans to honor the women who’ve influenced you.
- Join the ELCA on Tuesday, March 8, in celebrating International Women’s Day. Find resources here under the “General” tab.
- Select a book about women or written by a woman, invite others in your congregation to read it and plan a discussion.
- Check out the National Women’s History Project, a great repository of information, suggestions and inspiration when it comes to celebrating Women’s History Month.
- Visit the New York Times to quickly find Learning Network lesson plans, crosswords and archival materials — as well as links to current Times articles and multimedia and great resources around the Web.
- Learn more about the bold life of faith of Katharina von Bora Luther (several program ideas here) and help to raise up bold women of faith for generations to come through Katie’s Fund.
Whatever you plan, make at least a part of it intergenerational. It is important to share our history with younger women and girls, so they understand and appreciate the sacrifices made in the past that give them, and us, great freedom and possibilities today.
Photo: Officers of the Women’s Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the General Synod (a predecessor to Women of the ELCA). In 1911, these women gathered in Louisville, Ky., for their 17th biennial convention.