Posts Tagged ‘Be the Change’

Pink Shoes into The Vatican – it’s happening

Thursday, September 14th, 2023

Pink Shoes will arrive at the Vatican in October. From the far reaches of New Zealand to the very heart of Catholicism in Rome, the Pink Shoes Into The Vatican Campaign is making a bold statement on gender inequality within the Church. Led by Be the Change Aotearoa New Zealand, this grassroots initiative will take Read more

NZ women tell Church authorities to enlarge the space of Church’s tent

Thursday, March 9th, 2023
enlarge the space of your tent

On Wednesday, a group of New Zealand Catholic women called ‘Be the Change’ participated in another Pink Shoes into the Vatican event. Held on International Women’s Day, the event at Auckland’s St Patrick’s Cathedral plaza included a display of well-worn pink shoes. The event was timed to coincide with midday Mass. ‘Be the Change’ invited Read more

Pink Shoes into the Vatican protests role of women in Catholic Church

Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Women’s role in the Catholic Church is the focus of a New Zealand group working for gender equality in Church leadership. A media release from a group called “Be the Change, Catholic Church, Aotearoa” notes New Zealand women’s suffrage was granted on 19 September 1893, and this month’s anniversary shows the Catholic Church is 129 Read more

Something very new: A church that listens

Thursday, March 31st, 2022
A church that listens

A church that listens to and engages with the universe, with te ao Māori, with women, young people and LGBTQI is the dream of a group of laypeople who are planning an online synod in August. The group, which is part of Be the Change Aotearoa New Zealand, is inspired by the concept of Te Read more

The kind of bishop Palmerston North needs

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Ki a koutou te Hāhi Katorika o Aotearoa tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Recently French theologian, Anne Soupa, gained worldwide attention by applying for the position of Archbishop of Lyon. She has since been followed by other French women making themselves available for senior leadership roles in the Church. Also, in Switzerland Marianne Read more

NZ women support call for female Catholic bishop of Lyon

Thursday, August 13th, 2020
be the change

Several New Zealand women have signed a 17,000+ person petition joining Anne Soupa’s campaign to become the next Bishop of Lyon. Calling themselves ‘Be the Change’, the group of men and women say their mission is to promote the inclusion of women in leadership of the Catholic Church. “As a sign of our support for Read more