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She Leads America Founder poses with Dr Alveda King and She Leads Georgia organizer Ginger Howard. All three will be participating in the summit. Image courtesy of She Leads America.

She Leads America/UK Summit

Some 50 leading Christian women from the U.S. and the U.K. will join forces in London in June to seek faith-based solutions to attacks on biblical values in their countries and globally. The She Leads America/UK Summit will be held at Windsor Castle.

Liz DoyleFounder and Executive Director of She Leads. / Image courtesy of Sheleadsamerica.com.
Liz Doyle
Founder and Executive Director of She Leads. / Image courtesy of Sheleadsamerica.com.

“The UK Summit offers an opportunity for strategic thinking and collaboration to approach the issues facing our societies from a biblical and prayerful perspective,” according to the Standard Newswire, a news service for public policy groups, government organizations, watchdog groups and others.

Noting the “unprecedented simultaneous attack on Christian values,” She Leads America founder and executive director Liz Doyle explained, “We are eager to meet our sisters across the Atlantic to learn about the unique challenges in Britain and how they are addressing the global crisis we all find ourselves in.”

Seeking Faith-Based Answers for Faith-based Attacks

Participants, who are attending the summit by invitation, will include nationally recognized Christian women in various fields. “…the landmark gathering will feature discussions on the challenges confronting both countries as biblical values are threatened, and will explore faith-based solutions to address those challenges,” the Standard Newswire said.

“Only with the combined efforts of distinguished and leading voices will we be able to cut through the challenges we face on either side of the pond,” noted Kathleen Cooke, co-founder of Cooke Media Group in Los Angeles. “Leadership matters and leaders supporting leaders turn the dial,” she added.

What Is “She Leads”?

She Leads is an organization of women of various ethnicities, backgrounds, Christian denominations and perspectives. It includes women in business, education, government, community outreach, Christian ministry, law, the military, non-profit organizations, media and entertainment, family life and welfare, among others.

“As women connect in celebration of what God is accomplishing through our lives, collaboration is ignited and change is accelerated to bring faith-based solutions to modern-day challenges,” Doyle said. “We provide a framework to link interdisciplinary perspectives, centered in the Bible. We share resources: ideas, people, strategic thinking….”

The She Leads America organization explained that it “stands as a testament to the power of faith-based community and support, offering a safe environment for the exchange of ideas and the building of trust among faith-focused, independent thinkers who are networked through deep relationships in Christ.”

Who Is Attending?

U.S. delegates to the London summit will include – among others — media executive Kathleen Cooke; Dr. Alveda King, an acclaimed author, activist and evangelist;

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Nancy DeBoer, a political leader who also has served as assistant director for She Leads Michigan and She Leads America; and award-winning author Bodie Thoene.

Among the U.K. delegates will be Helena Croft, MBE, the founder and CEO of the award-winning StreetlightUK charity and expert on sexual violence and exploitation of women; Dr. Sheena Tranter of the Conservative Christian Fellowship Ltd.; and Lady Carol Baker.

Kathleen Cooke is a media executive and founder of The Influence Lab, which mobilizes, teaches and trains the next generation of Christian pastors and leaders on effectively using the media to share the gospel. Its major focus areas include Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and South America. And its ultimate goal is to influence global culture “by changing the way we tell our story,” the organization explained.

Cooke also is the global director of Influence Women, which works with Christian professionals in Hollywood to align their faith and work. She speaks about culture, media, women’s issues and faith to global audiences, as well.

A former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, Dr. Alveda King is the founder of Alveda King Ministries and Speak for Life. She said she “uses her God-given talents and abilities to glorify God and uphold the sanctity of life from the womb to the tomb, and beyond.”

King, who is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., serves as senior advisor to Priests for Life and is chair of the America First Policy Institute’s Center for the American Dream. Her best-selling books include King Rules and We’re Not Colorblind. She also is a member of She Leads America and Christian Women in Media.

A Michigan native, Nancy DeBoer is a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, as well as a former English teacher. She also has co-hosted a Christian radio show and served as a city councilwoman and two-term mayor of Holland, MI.

Bodie Thoene is a world-renowned Christian author who has sold more than 35 million books that have been translated into 20 languages. Her works include When Jesus Wept and Take This Cup. She is also the author of historical fiction, with 71 novels to her credit.

Thoene has a keen interest in Israel, which began during her days as a student. That interest eventually gave rise to The Zion Chronicles, a series about events surrounding Israel’s statehood in 1948 that she co-authored with her husband, Brock.

Helena Croft, MBE, worked with marginalized and vulnerable women for more than 25 years. She highlighted issues and developed projects related to domestic abuse, separated families, and prostitution during that time. She also advocates for women from various walks of life.

Croft is the author of No Little Girls’ Dream, which concerns perceptions about prostitution including the sexual violence that occurs and the choices of people involved in it. Her book has been called a “wake-up call” to lawmakers in Great Britain, as well as “a thorough, insightful and carefully researched account of the UK sex trade.”

The She Leads America/UK Summit will be held June 1-3 at Windsor Castle in London.

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