Who We Are

Young Clergy Women International is a network of the youngest ordained clergy women, defined as those under forty. …read more…

Our Community

We are our members. The young clergy women that join our project make us the dynamic group we are. …read more…

Our Publications

YCWI publishes new, fresh and evocative articles every Tuesday and Thursday written by members of our community on Fidelia’s Sisters. …read more…

Our Conferences

YCWI offers conferences for continuing education and in-person fellowship. …read more…

Fidelia Magazine Articles

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She Is Someone

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“How’s your hubby?” “Where is your husband?” “What’s…

They Don't Teach That in Seminary: 99 Prayers You Need

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“They don’t teach that in seminary.” A minister’s whole…
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Fewer Gender Binaries, More Expansive Leadership

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We are saddened and frustrated whenever male colleagues in…
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Enough

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I’ve spent 39 years on this earth without any tattoos.…

I’m Still Here: A Review

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Austin Channing Brown’s I’m Still Here:  Black Dignity in…
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All This Weary World

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“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” is one of those hidden-gem…
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Untethered but Anchored

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A year and a half ago, I left my full-time congregational ministry…
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That Awkward Moment: Making Small Talk as a YCW

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We don’t know each other well, but we’ve been chatting for…