About

The Women & Spirituality Conference was founded in 1981 through a collaboration between the Mankato State University Departments of Religious Studies & Women’s Studies and the United Christian Campus Center.

Our purpose is to provide a supportive and nurturing setting for a dialogue of caring and mutual respect between and among people from many spiritual and religious traditions. The conference does not advocate or exclude any view and continues to foster an understanding and celebration of similarities and differences. May we continue to aid one another on our individual and communal spiritual journeys.


Diversity & Cultural Appropriation Statement

The Women and Spirituality Conference is dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing space for all women. We strive to be inclusive and welcoming to women of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. We are committed to making the Women & Spirituality Conference open and welcoming to all women without regard to race, color, religion, class, age, sexual orientation or (dis)ability.

We are also very aware and sensitive to the issue cultural appropriation of indigenous ways by those not qualified. The Women and Spirituality Conference is dedicated to education and enlightenment of how injurious this is to First Nations people.

We celebrate the uniqueness of all women! We value your authentic voice as a presenter, an exhibitor or a participant, we seek to grow, to learn and to heal together.