Theology at Work in the World
A Two-Day Conversation on February 11th and 12th, 2019
Women make up 55% of Wheaton’s student body. But as they look around to see what they might do, many female students ask, where are the women?
The purpose of this event is to explore the question, "where are the women?" in two ways. First, where are the women who have graduated from Wheaton? In what ways have Wheaton women honored Christ with their educations, vocations, relationships, and whole lives? Second, where are the women in our churches, schools, and society? Why are their voices so often missing, quieted, and not at the forefront like men's so often are? And what might we be missing by allowing women’s experiences to go unnoticed?
The hope of this conference is that people from all parts of Wheaton’s campus will join together in engaging with questions surrounding the past, present, and future of the female body of Christ for the sake of Wheaton, the Church, and the world.
This event is free and open to the public.
On February 11-12, the Wheaton College campus community is invited to consider what it means to be and live with Christian women in our own contexts. This free, two-day event will feature a special chapel presentation from Dr. Amy Hughes, talks from Wheaton College alumnae, moderated discussions, participatory events, and more.
Nine Wheaton College alumnae will guide us as we delve into topics such as vocational discernment, leadership, relationships, sexuality, reconciliation, history, and -- of course -- theology. Speakers range from the first woman to receive a Ph.D. at Wheaton College to various alumnae of our M.A. and undergraduate programs.
Where Are the Women? is generously underwritten, sponsored, and advised by the following offices:
OPUS, Office of the Provost, Office of the Chief Intercultural Engagement Officer, Center for Vocation and Career, Alumni Association, Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies, and the School of Biblical and Theological Studies, Student Engagement.