July 2005 was an important month in the women’s ordination movement. From July 22-24, the second Women’s Ordination Worldwide (WOW) Conference took place at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The day afer the conference, in near-by Ganonoque, a chartered boat and sailed on the St. Lawrence Seaway and was the location of the first Roman Catholic Womenpriests ordination in North America. Read more about these events below.

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Participants at the WOW 2005 Conference sing during the opening gathering on Friday, July 23rd.

Joy Barnes, former WOC Executive Director, Presentation: “Breaking Boundaries through Ministry: Diversity in the Women’s Ordination Movement”

Blessing poem for ordinands at WOC’s 30th Anniversary Celebration reception at WOW Conference

NewWomen, New Church article on WOW Conference

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This beautiful tapestry was one of many that served as a backdrop for the large room WOW Conference participants gathered.