Women’s Summit

Wednesday 18th April 2018
Rosebank Union Campus

Women’s Summit

Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing, Lusanda Mashua, Rachael Mutesi and Dr. Tanya Walker

Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing is the Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Director of RZIM. She leads a team of pioneering apologist-evangelists and speaks around the world on how the Christian faith answers the deepest questions of life.

Lusanda Mashua is a speaker and visual artist who lives and works in Cape Town. She is passionate about using the arts as a bridge to engaging some of the tough questions and issues relating to the human condition, as well as investigate how they point to transcendence. She loves finding a link between social justice and the gospel to challenge people to see the heart of God for the downtrodden and inspire faith that is active and a spirituality that impacts bodies and lift communities.

Racheal Mutesi is based in Uganda. Racheal has spoken extensively on university campuses across Africa into a range of topics including, the injustices of war, poverty and famine. Living in Kampala Racheal also volunteers as the regional coordinator for World Shine Ministries.

Dr. Tanya Walker is a political scientist,  public speaker and Dean of The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA). Born in Tehran and educated at the Universities of Oxford and London, she worked in the political sphere both lobbying and advising on issues to do with individual and group rights in a liberal framework. Tanya returned to the Academy in 2006 where her PhD focussed on the dynamics of power in community, faith in the public sphere, and the complexities of multiculturalism.

Festival of Thought Women’s Summit is an opportunity to consider the biggest questions facing working women in South Africa. What does success look like? What’s the purpose in my 9-5? Where can I find certainty in an uncertain world?
Hosted by Brenda Scrooby (née Horne), a multiple award winning business-woman, Festival of Thought Women’s summit will offer much for both the heart and intellect as well as insights and perspective from the Christian worldview.
Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing, Director of RZIM for Europe, Middle East and Africa will address the question: “Is Christianity Bad News for 21st Century Women?” Dr. Tanya Walker, Dean of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics will consider “Questions Worth Asking in Pursuit of Success.” Amy and Tanya will be joined by the inspirational Rachel Mutesi, sharing thoughts from the position of a Christian woman on the frontline of compassionate ministry in Uganda and Lusanda Mashua, whose compelling artistic performances will garner the evening with beauty. All this, with live music, a chance for interactive Q&A with every speaker and light refreshments stand to mark the event as a red-letter day in the history of our beloved country.
Doors open from 5PM, Coffee shop and refreshments available.

Rosebank Union Campus Church, 38 St Andrews Rd, Hurlingham, Sandton, 2196, South Africa