The Spring 2016 issue, edited by Ruthanna B. Hooke and Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, features essays developed from the “Anglican Women at Prayer: Weaving Our Bonds of Affection” conference in 2014 at Virginia Theological Seminary, co-sponsored by the Center for Anglican Communion Studies at VTS and the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross. The issue also includes a preface from conference coordinator Phoebe Griswold. 

The essays explore the multifaceted varieties of expression and international dimensions of the prayer of Anglican women today: from weavers in Tanzania and Fiji, to African American “church mothers” in the United States, to an Oxford University canon professor of theology; from the intercessory prayer networks of the Companions to activist women protesting oppression and violence in South Africa; from youth prayer groups in China, to the prayer of transgender women in North America and the United Kingdom, to the spiritual formation in a life of prayer offered by a solitary Benedictine in New Zealand. Authors include Eleanor Ruth Sanderson, Marilyn McCord Adams, Donyelle Charlotte McCray, Fredrica Harris Thompsett, Erice Fairbrother, Florence May Mei Jee, Ellen Clark-King, Gcebile Gina, Margaret Adams Parker, and K. Jeanne Person

A discussion guide for parishes and study groups has been prepared by VTS Professor Kate Sonderegger and Christian formation consultant Jenifer Gamber, and is available for free download below.

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Anglican Women at Prayer – A Guide for Study and Discussion Jenifer Gamber, Christian formation consultant and author of several books for the Episcopal Church, including Call on Me: A Prayer Book for Young People
The Reverend Katherine Sonderegger, Ph.D., William Meade Chair in Systematic Theology, Virginia Theological Seminary