Film Screening: The Philadelphia Eleven

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 6:45–8:15 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall only. Optional community dinner at 6 p.m. ($6/child; $8/adult; $25/max. family). Optional post-film discussion & dessert 8:15–8:30 p.m.

In 1974, a group of 11 women and their supporters organized their ordination to become Episcopal priests in an act of civil disobedience. This story is told in a compelling new documentary The Philadelphia Eleven. The 90-minute documentary film will be screened a the Wednesday evening forum on November 15.

This film tells a story that echoes today as women continue this fight for the pulpit. It explores the lives of these remarkable women who succeeded in transforming an age-old institution when they took a stand despite the threats to their personal safety and the risk of rejection by the church they loved. These women are an inspiration for a generation of women in the ministry, and a clarion call for the entire Christian Church.

This event is free. The community dinner precedes the screening at 6 p.m. If you wish, please stay for dessert and conversation immediately following the film, from 8:15 to 8:30 p.m.

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  1. Judith Raunig-Graham
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    Yrs, I am interedtrd in attending. Thank you, Judy Raunig-Graham

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