Posted by: jblevins | June 30, 2008

2009 National Women’s History Month

The month of March, since 1987, has been designated as National Women’s History Month, and every year the National Women’s History Project uses it as an opportunity to showcase women in different professsions and movements making their mark on history. “The National Women’s History Project is involved in many efforts to promote multicultural women’s history. We produce organizing guides, curriculum units, posters and display sets, videos, and a range of delightful celebration supplies. We also coordinate the Women’s History Network, conduct teacher training conferences, and supply materials to people wherever they live through a Women’s History Catalog.”

In 2009, the focus of the National Women’s History Project is going to rest on women making their mark to protect the environment. The theme for 2009 is : Women: Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet. They are requesting submissions of women throughout the country who are taking the lead in acting to protect this world, God’s Creation. “We plan to feature Rachel Carson, the founder of the contemporary environmental movement, as the iconic model of the theme […] Nominees can be scientists, engineers, business leaders, writers, filmmakers, conservationists, teachers, community organizers, religious or workplace leaders or others whose lives show exceptional vision and leadership to save our planet.”

This focus certainly lies at the intersection of two movements which are important to the future of people of faith, the church, and as such the National Council of Churches. It gives us a unique opportunity to highlight both our Eco-Justice work, consistently featured on this blog, and the work of the Women’s Ministry initiative.

We know there are women throughout our network doing amazing work to protect God’s Creation. Click here for more information on how to nominate them for inclusion on the list.



  1. Brilliant!

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