The Dowry Initiative

Facilitating innovation

and mission

The Dowry Initiative recognises that innovation arises when ordinary men and women in the Church are inspired to share their faith. These innovations raise questions in the hearts of onlookers, who seek to discover meaning and purpose.

'Through this wordless witness these Christians stir up irresistible questions in the hearts of those who see how they live: Why are they like this? Why do they live in this way? What or who is it that inspires them? Why are they in our midst? Such a witness is already a silent proclamation of the Good News and a very powerful and effective one. Here we have an initial act of evangelisation.'
Evangelii Nuntiandi, St Paul VI

The Dowry Initiative looks to identify, support, end encourage this 'silent' proclamation of the Good News.

Inspired by Christ's model of discipleship, The Dowry Initiative seeks to bring together those who have taken to heart the Great Commission 'Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good news.' (Matthew:28:16-20) People invited to be part of The Dowry Initiative receive encouragement, support, and the opportunity for sponsorship.

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