Tag Archives: Mary’s Pence Grantees

Cooking Up Social Change

Mary’s Pence invited The Kitchen Table, a fall 2015 grantee, to lead a workshop at the Call to Action conference and share the success of their social enterprise. “We made a trip of a lifetime,” says Stephanie Renee Booker-Wynn of … Continue reading

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Minnesota Muslim Women Are Showing Up, Taking Charge

“What is holding you back from leadership?” Women ask each other this question a lot. The answers are many and varied. There’s institutional politics, prejudice against capable women, distrust and micro-aggressions towards women who have the ambition to lead. But … Continue reading

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Grantee Spotlight: Women Workers United

This spring, Mary’s Pence granted to the Workers’ Rights Center (WRC) of Madison, Wisconsin, for the first time. The community center meets with roughly 500 workers a year, most of whom work in food service and other low-wage jobs, in … Continue reading

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Mary’s Pence at Intentional Eucharistic Communities Gathering

Margins were front and center at the fourth national conference of Intentional Eucharistic Communities: Living the Gospel, Collective Voices, which took place near the Mary’s Pence office in St. Paul, MN this past weekend. Intentional Eucharistic Communities are small communities, … Continue reading

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Why Teach Yoga to Prisoners?

Kathleen Bond, a Maryknoll Lay Missioner, originally received a Mary’s Pence Grant for her work in Paraiba, Brazil where she trained black women leaders in the areas of health, sexuality, human rights, and spirituality. Now, she does ministry in three … Continue reading

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Baltimore Board Meeting & Reception with Asylee Women’s Enterprises

This past weekend in Baltimore, Mary’s Pence board and staff met for our spring board meeting. This is a group of intelligent and kind women who are passionate about Mary’s Pence work. Though each woman comes from different life experiences, … Continue reading

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Grantee Spotlight: Focus on Haiti

Empowering women to make changes in their lives and communities is one of the core methods by which we accomplish our work at Mary’s Pence. We’ve seen that women’s empowerment is key to helping a society or community flourish. One … Continue reading

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Confronting Conflict with Community

Mary’s Pence Funds Women’s Empowerment in Central Ohio’s Somali Community by Javan Williams, Mary’s Pence Volunteer It all started during the summer of 2010, in Columbus, Ohio. The Women of Capital Park apartment community had enough of the violence. But … Continue reading

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Canadian Voice of Women for Peace Set Record: Youngest Canadians to Ever Attend UN Commission on Status of Women

by Diane Anastos, Mary’s Pence Volunteer Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, a 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Mary’s Pence grantee helped break a record this past year when they supported Maddy Murphy and Lara Von Maydell to attend the United Nations … Continue reading

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