2017 Conference

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Intertwined Hands

Women of Color in the Episcopal Church

June 12-15, 2017
Maritime Conference Center, Baltimore, MD

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Register“Growing up in this country during the time of Jim Crow and segregation, the Episcopal Church was a place where I knew I was a beloved child of God.” So said one African American woman from an experience reflected in many people of color, especially women discriminated against because of gender, even in the church. The 2017 EWHP Conference will share stories of women of color, whether Native American, Latina, or Asian. It will also share ways the Church can be an even more effective instrument of justice, peace and opportunity for all the beloved people of God.


This conference is open to everyone. Attend the entire conference or join just for day. We hope to draw attendees representing the diversity we reflect as God’s children.


The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burroughs On Monday evening, our Opening Eucharist Homilist will be the new Bishop of Indianapolis, the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burroughs, the first African-American woman Diocesan Bishop in the Episcopal Church.
The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglasv The Tuesday Keynote Speaker is the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Canon Theologian at the Washington National Cathedral and the Susan D. Morgan Distinguished Professor of Religion at Goucher College in Baltimore
    • Presentations, Papers, Panels and Workshops offer additional voices with opportunities for you to add your voice.
    • “Servant Sharing” Thursday morning allows you to share a 3-5 minute vignette of an Episcopal Woman of Color who touched your life.


The Monday evenint Eucharist Celebrant will be the Very Rev. Miguelina Howell, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford. Daily worship opportunities are also offered.


Martime Conference Center Book Online NowAll events, meals and housing are at the Maritime Institute located just outside of Baltimore, Maryland. The Maritime Conference Center is located just southwest of Baltimore, Maryland. It is a full-service conference center with over 80 acres of natural park providing opportunity to easily take some time to “get-away” during breaks. A group rate of $147 per night is available for housing. Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi, access to the Fitness Center, walking and jogging trails. Reservations may be made online or by calling (866)-900-3517.


  • Monday, June 12
    3:00pm — Registraiton and check-In
    5:00pm — Dinner
    7:00pm — Opening Eucharist
  • Tuesday, June 13
    7:00am — Breakfast
    9:00am — Worship & Welcome
    9:30am — Keynote Speaker and Q&A
    12:00noon — Lunch
    2:00pm — Presentations, Papers, Panels, Workshops – Session I
    4:00pm — Presentations, Papers, Workshops – Session II
    6:00pm — Dinner
    No planned evening activity
  • Wednesday, June 14
    7:00am — Breakfast
    9:00am — Worship
    9:30am — Panel I
    11:15am — EWHP Annual Meeting
    12:00noon — Lunch
    2:00pm — Panel II
    6:30pm — Dinner
  • Thursday, June 15
    7:00am Breakfast
    9:00am “Servant Sharing” session with conference wrap-up.


The Maritime Conference Center provides a complimentary 24-hour shuttle to and from BWI Airport, BWI Amtrak and North Linthicum Light Rail.

  • Driving The Maritime Conference Center is at 692 Maritime Blvd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 and easy to get to. Free parking is available on-site.
  • Train Arrive at BWI Amtrak and take the complimentary shuttle provided by the Maritime.
  • Flying Fly into BWI Airport and take the complimentary shuttle provided by the Maritime.