This conference explores women’s missionary work in Asia, Africa, Australia, Latin America, work among diverse groups in the United States and Europe as well as the challenges of cultural diversity within communities. Papers address aspects of women’s and gender history, history of religions, cultural history, peace history and the history of the global connections of citizens and residents of the United States. Keynote speakers Angelyn Dries, St. Louis University, will speak on “Women Religious: Mission and World Christianity,” and Meg Guider, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, will speak on “Mission in the Americas: The Challenge of Reciprocity.” The NGOMA group, a Chicago ensemble of nine musicians, will provide a musical journey through African-American history. Scholars and the general public are welcome to participate.
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