In the initial stages of this organisation most of the groups have been Roman Catholic but all these groups have always included women and men of other Christian denominations. As WOW develops and becomes better known it is beginning to attract more members from other Christian denominations, to make WOW truly worldwide, inclusive and true to its origins.
Structures: It was agreed initially that the contact group for this new venture should rotate from country to country every two years. Women’s Ordination Conference - WOC, USA - agreed to take it on initially for two years. Catholic Women’s Ordination (CWO - Great Britain) agreed to take on the co-ordination after WOC in 1998 and continued beyond the two year mandate until the 1st International WOW Conference in Dublin at the end of June 2001. Brothers And Sister In Christ (BASIC - Ireland) were appointed for a six month period to the end of 2001 and from 1 January 2002 We Are Church (Austria) have been nominated as co-ordinator of WOW.
Each country was to have two representatives on the WOW steering group. Administration costs for WOW were to be covered by an annual subscription. . The agreement was that each group would give $20.00 per annum and individual members were invited to give what they could afford. A WOW administration fund has now been set up in Britain. A Rapid Response Group was set up to respond to the Press. A subcommittee was set up after the WOW steering group meeting held in Dublin on 1 July 2001 to develop a constitution for WOW.
|1996 - 1998||Women’s Ordination Conference (WOC)||USA|
|1998 - 2001||Catholic Women’s Ordination (CWO)||Britain|
|2001 ( 6 months)||Brothers And Sisters In Christ (BASIC)||Ireland|
|2002 - 2004||We Are Church (WAC)||Austria|
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