If you would like to make a contribution to the work of the Catholic Women Speak Network, please go to this link.

How will your donation be used?

We received generous funding to enable us to host an international symposium at the Pontifical University Antonianum in Rome to celebrate the launch of Catholic Women Speak: Bringing Our Gifts To The Table (Mahwah NJ: Paulist Press, 2015). Contributors to the book who took part came from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Nigeria, the Philippines, South Africa and the United States. Download the programme and further information here.

We are now raising funds to consolidate our work through the development of collaborative networks, working with religious communities, schools and universities, parishes and NGOs to provide a forum for awareness raising, dialogue and theological enquiry and education relating to the vital contribution made by women to the life and faith of the Catholic Church in all its aspects – theological, pastoral, social and cultural. Funds raised by the Network will be used to support women in their work for the church through the granting of bursaries, the sponsoring of events, and charitable activities consistent with the aims of the Network. We are working in close collaboration with the Catherine of Siena Virtual College. All profits from sale of the book will go to the work of the College which offers online higher education courses in theology, religion, gender studies and social justice designed particularly for women in the global South.

Sponsors of CWSN include:

  • HE Nigel Baker, British Ambassador to the Holy See
  • Bishop Åke Bonnier, Skara Diocese, Church of Sweden
  • Congregation of Jesus
  • De La Salle Trust
  • Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood
  • HE Mónica Jiménez de la Jara, Chilean Ambassador to the Holy See
  • Society of the Helpers of the Holy Souls
  • Dr Trish Madigan OP, Dominican Centre for Interfaith Ministry, Education and Research, Sydney, Australia
  • Society of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ)
  • The Solari Masson Family
  • The Tablet
  • University of Roehampton
  • and several anonymous donors

CWSN is administered through the Digby Stuart Research Centre for Religion, Society and Human Flourishing at the University of Roehampton, and its finances are managed by the University.