NBCW runs events and we also offer links to other events that we think may be of interest to Catholic women.

For more information on the NBCW calendar go to the Meetings page.

Current Events

Women in religions - Addressing structural discrimination & violence against women

We are pleased to invite you to our webinar with the theme "Women and Religions". We want to give a deeper insight into the position of women in different religions and their struggle for equal rights and against structural discrimination, violence against women and domestic violence.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 18.00 - 19.30

Please register in advance:

After registering, an e-mail will be sent with information on how to attend the session

Simultaneous translation English & French

Topics and discussion points: Are religions an obstacle to women's development and the pursuit of gender equality? Does the involvement with religion have gender-specific effects?

1. Fight against inequality, structural discrimination and gender-based violence: We will look at the challenges women face, both in terms of equality and gender-based violence, and how different religions deal with them.

2. Influence of religion on women: impact of religion on women: Discussing the influence of belief systems on women's lives - in particular, whether religion favors violence against women.

3. Future perspectives: Sharing thoughts on how the status of women in different religions can and should be improved.

We cordially invite representatives of all religions and beliefs to participate in this open dialogue. Together we can foster understanding, build bridges and help shape a more inclusive and equitable future for women in religious communities. We look forward to your active participation and a constructive, stimulating dialogue.

The Committee NGOs as advocates for gender equality and women's rights highly welcomes this webinar and some of its members have supported the preparation of it.


  • Tatiana Letovaltseva, PhD student at KU Leuven and the Royal Military Academy, several leading functions in the 4th Engineering Batallion. CBRN Staff Officer, she joined the Directorate General Health and Wellbeing in 2018, coordinator of the Religious & Moral Assistance Division.
  • Janine Elkouby, 2006 vice-president of the Consistoire Israelite du Bas-Rhin, 2011 Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Légion d'honneur. She was appointed "Yaqirath Haqehila" by the Chief Rabbi of France (30 October 2022)
  • Tiar Rkia, member of Religions for Peace Europe (RfP), President of the European Women of Faith Network since 2023
  • Christine Pedotti, journalist, author, editor of the magazine Témoignage Chrétien, Christian intellectual, co-founder with Anne Soupa of the Conférence catholique des baptisé-e-s francophones (CCBF) and the Comité de la Jupe.
  • Dr. Carola Roloff, Buddhist nun, visiting professor of Buddhism at the Academy of World Religions at the University of Hamburg since 2018

MODERATOR: Dr. Thea Mohr, EBU, trainer of intercultural communication.

INSPIRING WOMEN: Women and Synodality

The National Board of Catholic Women invites you to a webinar, organised by the Women in the Church Committee.

Saturday 16th March 2024, 11.00am - 12.45pm

Avril Baigent and Helen Burgess

Avril is the pastoral ministry advisor and synod co-lead for the Diocese of Northampton. She is also a doctoral student at Durham University, developing the notion of Lived Catholicism and exploring the reality of the lives of Catholic teenagers in the UK. Avril is co-director of the School for Synodality. She is committed to a synodal vision of the whole Church journeying together, of a pastoral encounter that draws us into an encounter with the living Lord.

Helen is a NBCW Diocesan link for the Northampton Diocese. She convenes the Women in the Church committee and has led the Women's working party in her Diocesan assembly. She is also Lead Chaplain at the University of Bedfordshire.

Email: to register your interest

Past Events

Hopelessly Hoping!? The Experience of Hope in the Present-Day: Philosophical-Theological Explorations

Owing to unforeseen circumstances this talk has had to be postponed to later in the year. Please check the website in the Spring for the future date.

Saturday 20th January, 2024
The National Board of Catholic Women
Showcasing our Young Aspiring Theologians

11.00am - 12.30pm
Hopelessly Hoping!?

The Experience of Hope in the Present-Day: Philosophical-Theological Explorations
Pia Antonia Sophia Regensburger, BA ( )

The National Board of Catholic women welcomes student and Hebrew Bible scholar, Pia
Regensburger, to speak about the virtue of Hope. Pia has spent her formative years in her mother country Austria as well as the UK, where she finished her A-Levels in 2020 at St. Mary's School Shaftesbury, a catholic independent school with roots in the life of Mary Ward. She has recently graduated with a first-class honours degree (BA Theology and Religion) from the University of Oxford, holding the Senior Pusey and Ellerton Prize awarded for the best performance in Biblical Hebrew in the Final Honour School. Pia is now studying for an MPhil in Theology (Hebrew Bible) at Oriel College Oxford.

Zoom link
Topic: Hopelessly Hoping
Time: Jan 20, 2024 11:00 London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 837 1681 9659
Passcode: 561066

INSPIRING WOMEN: Enabling Women to flourish in the Church - Professor Tina Beattie

The National Board of Catholic Women invites you to a webinar 'INSPIRING WOMEN: Enabling Women to flourish in the Church'.

Join PROFESSOR TINA BEATTIE who will explore how we can express our creativity and
share our gifts as women; encourage and support women's many different abilities and callings; celebrate our achievements, and learn from our frustrations and failings.

Webinar to be held on:

The National Board of Catholic Women

11.00am- 12.45pm

To register your interest:

Visit Tina Beattie's website -

Domestic Abuse Alliance Webinar: Domestic Abuse& Migrant Women

Monday 20 November 2023
11.00 am - 1 pm (on Zoom)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


1. Welcome and opening prayer
Raymond Friel, CSAN

2. 16 Days of Action
Nikki Dhillon Keane, Safe in Faith

3. Violence is Global
Karen Anstiss, Caritas Bakhita House

4. Supporting Migrants Survivors of Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG)
Gisela Valle, Latin American Women's Rights Services (LAWRS)

5. Call-To-Action

Jo Watters, Father Hudson's Care

6. Discussion

Mary and her Gifts - Advent Reflection

The NBCW invites you to a short talk and meditation on the life of Mary. Jacintha Bowe, experienced teacher and lecturer of Theology and Philosophy, will lead this reflection,
which recently formed the basis of a retreat, but has been adapted slightly for this Advent season, where the focus is surely on Mary as she comes to the fulfilment of her
pregnancy in the birth of Jesus Christ.

This talk is given as part of the National Board of Catholic Women's formation program.

Please do join on Thursday, 7th December 2023,7.30-9pm on the following
zoom link:
Topic: Mary and Gifts : Talk and Ignatian style meditation for Christmas
Time: Dec 7, 2023 19:30 London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 847 8581 3585
Passcode: 182838

Book Club - Women: Icons of Christ (Phyllis Zagano)

Invitation to join the Book Club offered by the Women in the Church Committee

Commencing Wednesday 18th October 7.30-9pm

Zoom Link Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 810 4608 7147
Passcode: 639016

It would be advisable to have read the introduction and the chapter one before the first session.