In celebration of Women’s History Month, Living Lutheran continues to highlight programs and ministries that support women and promote gender justice. This week we focus on the Lutheran World Federation’s (LWF) Women in Church and Society (WICAS) program, which addresses issues related to gender equality, women’s empowerment and social justice within the church and broader society.

Using advocacy, education and global partnerships, WICAS creates opportunities for gender justice to be amplified.

“Standing for gender justice is essential to what we are as a communion of churches,” the LWF states. “Be it from the pulpit, in our decision-making bodies or in the gender balance of programs, for LWF being vocal and proactive in ensuring the respect of women’s human rights is indivisible from the understanding of justice in its biblical meaning.” WICAS continues to create spaces for women in the church after more than 70 years in operation, distinguishing itself as a pioneer for equity and inclusion for women.

To learn more about LWF and WICAS, click here.

Kelly Wilkerson
Kelly Wilkerson is a content strategist for the ELCA.

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