On the 31st of march 2022 International Movement of Catholic Students hosted a Webinar with the theme ‘Empowering Women in the Church and Society’. The resource person for the webinar Professor Dr. Ana Maria Bidegain, from the International President, International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs (ICMICA-Pax Romana) shared her insight on three key aspects.
- Equality between man and woman – a central dimension of Christianity: Biblical perspective and the teaching of the church.
- What empowerment is and how the forms of power in the society and church work
- The experience of IMCS building a Synodal Church has allowed for women’s empowerment.
She further explained on how the ‘Rise Of Women’ in church and society is a ‘Sign Of The Time’ and also expressed how the movements have given birth to a ‘New Theology’ entailing a pedagogical and theological maturity which is the basis of Liberation theology and also of Catholic Feminist Theology.
The webinar was joined by around 35 catholic Youth from Asia. This Webinar also marks the launch of IMCS AP’s Comission on Women Empowerment And Gender Equity.