Junge katholische Stimmen

von Sophia Vogel

Samstag 30. Januar von 11:00-12:00 Uhr

PLEASE NOTE - This event will be spoken in German and translated to English and Italian.

Very often we hear how young Catholics are leaving the faith in droves. But what of those young women who stay? Why do they continue to be so involved, so passionate about a Church where the structures have shown time and time again how unjust the system can be, especially towards women.

Join Voices of Faith for our first event of the year where we will interview four young Catholic women from Germany whose tenacity and determination to fight for the dignity and equality of women in their Church will surely inspire the next generation to take up the challenge.

Sr. Philippa Haase is a 34 year old Franciscan Sister of Vierzehnheiligen. She has studied Catholic theology, social sciences and educational sciences in Siegen, Würzburg and Rome and is currently a research assistant at the University of Würzburg.

Daniela Ordowski is a 27 years old political scientist and national chairwoman of the Catholic rural youth movement in Germany (KLJB). For the last three years she has also been chairwoman of MIJARC Europe, member of MIJARC World Coordination and part of the Synodal Assembly.

Judith Klaiber is 32 year old and has studied history and Catholic theology in Tübingen, Uppsala and Vienna. She received her doctorate in 2018 at the University of Vienna with a thesis on "Values: Education in Leadership" and was also a consultant for executives in Rottenburg-Stuttgart and assistant professor for pastoral theology in Linz . She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Vienna.

Johanna Beck is a 37 year old literary scholar and historian, currently catching up on theology by correspondence course. She writes and lectures on issues of abuse and women in the Catholic Church. She is a member of the Abuse Survivors’ Advisory Board of the German Bishops' Conference.

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