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Welcome to the web site of the Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community.

Click here to watch our slide show video about this intentional Eucharistic community whose goal is to achieve full equality for all people through the vision of Jesus in a renewed Roman Catholic Church. Please consult the Calendar for time and place of Liturgies.

Ordained members of the community are available for ministerial  services such as weddings, baptisms and funerals. To request a service or speak to a member, please call 518-952-4172.

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The Elephant in the Church – A People’s Catholic Seminary Course

The Elephant in the Church – A People’s Catholic Seminary Course

PCS 306 Visionary Women Leaders in Christianity

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course explores “Women Christianity” from a historical perspective, following the story from biblical times to the present day. Women are the “elephant in the Roman Catholic Church.” They have been perpetually silenced, ignored and discounted. If the Church is to survive, it is evident that it must be a more inclusive Church where the gifts of women and men are equally recognized, and where the present understanding of ordination is transformed from the bottom up.

TEXT

The Elephant in the Church by Mary T. Malone

Women are the elephant in the Church. They have been perpetually silenced, ignored and discounted. They are not required to make any contribution to the Church, except for obedience. This book explores what the author terms Women Christianity from a historical perspective, following the story from biblical times to the present day. If the Christian Church is to survive, it is clear that it must be a more inclusive Church where the gifts of women and men are equally recognised, and where the whole notion of ordination has to be revamped from the bottom up. First published in 2014, this revised edition includes an interview with the author in how her view on the role of women in the Church has changed over recent years. It also includes a new introduction by the former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.

Secondary Text: What About Me? Women and the Catholic Church by Sharon Tighe-Mooney

COURSE FORMAT

This course is offered as an independent study or in a cohort model. Cohorts meet in person or use an on-line blog format (www.blogger.com) to foster an interactive learning community.

Cost of Course: $100. Financial aid available.  Register here:
https://pcs306coursedescription2.blogspot.com/

Course is now open and accepting students.

Thank you from Humane Borders

Each quarter the Upper Room makes cash donations to two organizations doing Gospel works,  locally and on a national  or international level.  The following letter was received from Humane Borders, a non-profit which undertakes to maintain water stations in the desert for refugees seeking asylum in the United States.

humaneborders ltr 9-19-19

If you would like to suggest a charity to receive a donation from the Upper Room, please contact Board President Deven Horne