Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Celebrating the Philadelphia 11 on International Women's Day

March is Women's History Month, and I've been picking a "woman of the day" to celebrate each day. Today is an exception as I'm picking eleven of them: The Philadelphia Eleven, to be specific -- the eleven courageous women who heard the "yes" of the Holy Spirit above the "no" of the institutional church and paved the way in July 1974 for the ordination of women in the Episcopal Church.

I'm also using this day as an opportunity to invite you to join me in helping to tell their story! The Philadelphia Eleven -- a feature length documentary -- is in post-production and your tax-deductible donation can help tell this important story of these amazing women to the world. 

For the past eight years, award-winning independent filmmakers of Time Travel Productions have been at work weaving a trove of archival footage with a narrative told by the ordinands and their allies: including our own George Regas. The film is slated for release in the fall of 2023 in anticipation of the 50th Anniversary in July 2024.

No donation is too small -- or too large! -- as we work to make our goal of raising $100,000 during Women's History Month. Give in thanksgiving for the courage of the Philadelphia Eleven, give in gratitude for the impact of women as priests on the church in general or give in celebration of the ministry of a woman priest in specific. And know that whatever you give will not only preserve and share history, but empower viewers for the work of dismantling the injustices we face today.

Be part of knowing our past in order to change our future. Donate here

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