Celebrating the Interenational Women's Day (March 08 2009), Pennamma Bhavanam organised a public lecture in association with the Episcopal Jubilee Institute of Evangelism and the Kerala Council of Churches. The public lecture was delivered by Dr. Sr. Shalini Mulackel (Professor of Systematic Theology, Vidyajyoti Theological College, New Delhi).
The titile of the lecture was:
"TOWARDS A DALIT PENN THEOLOGY: FEMINIST THEOLOGY IN DIALOGUE WITH DALIT THEOLOGY"
Date: 09 March 2009, 2.30 pm
venue: AMM HAll, EJ Institute, Kompadi
The programme started with songs and prayer. The opening prayer was led by Smt. Saramma Eapen (Principal, Vanitha Mandiram). Shiju Sam Varughese (programme coordinator, Pennamma Bhavanam) delivered the welcome speech and in his talk he reported on the women's day workshop organised by pennammma bhavanam and KCC at Kottayam. In the presidential address Rev Dr. John Panicker (Principal, Episcopal Jubilee Insitute of Evangelism, Kompadi) emphasised the need for thinking together on women's issues. Dr. Sr. Shalini Mulackel delivered the lecture on the preconditions of a dalit womanist theology in the indian context and explained the salient features of the same as a contextual theology. The dalit penn theology is based on the dalit women's experiences, she pointed out. The lecture was followed by discussions. Sr shalini responded to the questions.
Rev Dr. C.P. Mathew (EJ Institute) gave the vote of thanks. More than 90 people attended the lecture.