Anglican women, visiting New York in March for the 49th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), gave a series of interviews with Episcopal News Service, bringing news from their provinces and speaking about their commitment to issues of justice, peace and gender equity. Video streams of these interviews can be found online at: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_59911_ENG_HTM.htm
Amelia Ward: Episcopal Church of Liberia
Amelia Ward, a Liberian widow and mother of four, is chair of the Planning and Development Committee in the Episcopal Church of Liberia, a diocese in the Church of the Province of West Africa. In 2003, a comprehensive peace agreement ended 14 years of civil war in Liberia. Ward is an activist and leader of the Mano River Peace Process in West Africa.
Priscilla Julie: Diocese of Seychelles
Priscilla Julie is a legal practitioner and negotiator from the Seychelles, an island in the Indian Ocean. She notes vital issues facing women today include economic empowerment, collective advancement, improvement of health conditions, and peace promotion. She feels that the women of the church must stand firm and fight together as well as put their faith in the Lord.