RCWMS offers a wide variety of programs with a feminist approach to creativity, spirituality, and social justice. Freedom of expression is an important ingredient in any free society. Providing space, guidance, and encouragement for people to make art, write, or develop their unique spiritual practices strengthens our democracy and the various movements for social change. Read on to learn more about our programs and visit our Events page to see what’s coming soon.
RCWMS hosts several labyrinth walks each year. We have three portable labyrinths that can be rented for programs and retreats. The feminist rediscovery of the labyrinth in recent years offers an opportunity to experience this powerful form of walking meditation. The serpentine path suggests a metaphor for life’s journey. Walking the labyrinth can be a way to center oneself, open the heart, experience the presence of the holy, and attend to life’s questions. Inquire about renting a labyrinth.
RCWMS programs develop in response to needs in the community as we support women and LGBTQ folks at the intersection of contemplation and action. We currently offer workshops on writing and art, spiritual practices, dismantling racism, elder women, end-of-life, and bereavement. We offer interfaith celebrations and host readings and film screenings. We host the annual Homegrown: NC Women’s Preaching Festival in October. Be in touch to find out more or visit our Events page to see what’s coming soon.
Anita McLeod was our former board chair and founder of RCWMS’ elder women’s project. In her later years, Anita began to work intergenerationally and supported younger women in developing and expressing their voices. When she died in 2017, her husband Mike made a generous gift to create a paid internship. At RCWMS it is important to us to work across generations and support women and LGBTQ folks at the beginning of their journeys. Each summer we recruit a student or early-career individual to intern with us. We will pay special attention to equity, diversity, and inclusion in recruiting and selecting interns. Be in touch to find out more.