WITNESS: Transforming the Church Through the Witness of Women

Holland, MI. (616) 395-7876.

As a nonprofit charitable organization that promotes gender parity in faith communities, WITNESS offers resources for and on behalf of women—particularly those who are in or seeking leadership roles. Resources include educational programs and study materials, counseling and referrals, consulting, networking, liturgical aids, spirituality retreats, and the WITNESS newsletter. Its Women’s Leadership Institute is a certificate program that prepares leaders by examining feminist history, theology, and ecclesiology through seminars, course work, group reflection, rituals, and prayer. The organization’s web site includes a link to WITNESS’s Theological Colloquy on Abuse, addressed to victims of spousal abuse and those whose biblical convictions prevent them from responding effectively to abuse.