CBF and Global Women Better Together
By Trudy Johnson
CBF and Global Women are “identity collaborative” partners but what does that mean? It means the organizations are “better together!” This year CBF celebrates 25 years of mission and ministry while Global Women commemorates 15 years of shining a light on the hard, dark, and difficult places where women and children are the most vulnerable. Through this partnership Global Women will network among women in CBF congregations to heighten awareness of the impact of their work and join together to seek potential responses to issues that stifle Global Women’s vision of a world where every woman is empowered by the love of God, valued by her community, and equipped to fulfill her unique purpose.
Global Women is pleased to have an increasing number of CBF field personnel as global partners. In 2016 we are helping fund the sewing initiative of the Naomi Center in Romania (Tammy Stocks), the sewing as well as cooking classes of Refuge and Hope in Uganda (Shelah Acker and Missy Ward Angula), and the Tenaganita Shelter for Trafficking Victims and Migrants in Crisis in Malaysia (Cindy Ruble). Additionally, another CBF partner, Passport, Inc.’s Watering Malawi’s Girl Power in support of young girls seeking to break the system of poverty through education is being funded by Global Women.
Global Women invites all interested women and men to join them in Greensboro for General Assembly. A workshop: Global Women. Bold Vision., led by Global Women’s executive director, Stacy Blackmon, will highlight the state of women and girls around the world and Global Women’s bold vision for empowering women to live and lead to their full potential. The workshop is scheduled for session 3 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. Board and staff will also be available at the Global Women exhibit in The Gathering Place.
Global Women is also throwing a 15th birthday dinner gala on Friday. This will also be a time to give our second Global Heart Award to Babs Baugh. Tickets are available at gwbirthdaygala.eventbrite.com. Early ticket sales are encouraged to guarantee a seat at the dinner. For more information on Global Women visit them on Facebook or at GlobalWomenGo.org.
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