Youth gender issues in focus at PE seminar

imtheoneThe Gender Desk and Diocesan Youth  Council of the Anglican Diocese of Port Elizabeth are hosting the “I’M THE ONE” Seminar on Saturday, May 10, from 08h30 to 12h30 at St Mary’s Cathedral, Central. 

Canon Ethel Pittaway describes the theme based on Ephesians 2:8-10 as “I’m the one saved by grace to make a difference” because I believe one must be the change one wants to see. The idea of the seminar came from a letter to the Editor of the Herald. It was a cry for help asking that young people be taught and mentored on how to relate to the opposite sex, address gender violence and how to reach the potential that God intends for each person.”

If you are under 35 and have questions that you have always wanted to ask about relationships, who gets to make the decisions? Can women lead? What is gender abuse? Then this is your opportunity to ask a very distinguished, experienced panel comprising of Rev Dr Ruby Zauka, Rev Abigail Tukulu, Archdeacon Zweli Tom and Rev Xana McCauley for the answers. Prizes will be awarded for the best questions asked! Guest Speaker, Rev Nicolette Leonard, will be addressing “How we as spirit-filled believers live and relate to one another” and Modern Tribe, with their distinct Modern Tribe sound led by Themba Jack will be performing. Over 300 youth from the Nelson Mandela Bay are expected to attend this Seminar. This is the first of its kind, and promises to be an annual event on the Diocesan Calendar.

The first 200 people arriving at the seminar will be receive a goodie bag and refreshments will be available. Canon Pittaway heads the portfolio of Gender Desk in the Diocese of PE. This is one of the events in her portfolio, another event Pittaway organises are “Women of Valour” in August and “Gender and Abuse” in October. Pittaway has also hosted many seminars and conferences on gender with a particular interest in offering courses on biblical equality. 

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