Asian Women's Resource Centre

Womenet

Feminist Theological Course

Vol 17 Jan-Dec 2012

Anna Marsiana facilitated a two-day course on feminist leadership organized by Medan PERUATI (North Sumatra) with PERUATI National Office in Siantar on 29-30 April 2012.

Twenty-five members of North Sumatra Medan Pasti participated. They were mostly pastors and a few lecturers at the Siantar Theological School/Seminary named Nomennsenn Theological School.

The course included participants’ sharing of experiences on leadership in the family, church, and community and the “dance of liberation and transformation” as a methodology for analysing experience, existing structures, texts, and cultures and deconstructing and reconstructing them.

Interaction with participants made the AWRC coordinator realize that there is a wide gap between feminists’ understanding and that of many theologically trained women serving locally.