CONTACT: COURTNEY REED JENKINS
Women's Resource and Action Center
307 E College
Iowa City IA 52242
Women and Spirituality Group begins Nov. 4 at WRAC
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) at
the University of Iowa is sponsoring a new six-week discussion group for
women. "Women and Spirituality" will explore how patriarchy has
influenced women's spirituality.
"I came across several bits of information as I began exploring
issues for women in Christianity," says Corinne Stanley, facilitator
for the group. "For example, the snake was a sacred symbol of wisdom
and regeneration and was connected with the image of woman in pre-Christian
religions. Christianity teaches believers that snakes are evil. Why is
the primary symbol of woman-ness evil in Christianity?"
The group will meet Tuesdays, beginning Nov. 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
in Old Brick, located at Clinton and Market streets in Iowa City. The group
is free and open to the public, although a $10 donation over the six-week
period is suggested. For more information or to register, call the Women's
Resource and Action Center, (319) 335-1486.