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Film Screening Event - The Philadelphia Eleven
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In 1974 eleven women and their supporters defied the leadership of the Episcopal Church to become priests. The newly-released documentary, The Philadelphia Eleven, invites us to ask how we may continue toward a more inclusive church and world.
In 1974, eleven women defied the leadership of the Episcopal Church to become priests. Their call to serve became a public battle over who speaks the word of God.
In an act of civil disobedience, the women and their supporters organized their own ordination. But changing an institution based on 2,000 years of history is no small task. The eleven faced death threats and harassment. Some lost friends, others were banned from setting foot on church property.
In a civil rights story most people ... view more »
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Reception – 4 pm
Film Screening – 5 pm
Panel Discussion – 6:30 pm