“God Bless the Revolution”

I first heard of Beverly Wildung Harrison when I was a graduate student in theology and discovered her landmark book Our Right to Choose: Toward a New Ethic of Abortion (Beacon, 1983) while studying feminist ethics.  It was already more than ten years old then, and it’s nearly thirty years old now as we move [Read More…]

Political Bishops

Earlier this week I wrote about and shared the video of the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, Gene Robinson, on The Daily Show promoting his new book God Believes in Love. Earlier this fall, I wrote about the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, Thomas Paprocki, and his charged political [Read More…]

Top Three Posts in November

These were the three most-viewed posts here at feminismxianity in November 2012: David Frum (Surprisingly?) Gets it Right on Abortion Pussy Riot = Feminism + Religion + Russia Seriously, Where’s Jesus? This last one was also picked up by and published in my local newspaper, the Jacksonville Journal-Courier, which has been lots of fun.  My [Read More…]

Interview: The Grace & The Mess

Sally Steenland, Director of the Faith & Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress, interviewed me recently as part of our work on Faith & Reproductive Justice this year.  The transcript, as well as the audio podcast, are available on the CAP website. Here is a sample: SS: Let me ask you another [Read More…]

Why Women (and anyone who knows them) Must Vote

Mother Jones has a great graphic round-up of reasons that women need to vote November 6.  (If they haven’t already, that is … I’m struck this year at how old-school it sounds to get out the vote on election day itself, with the overwhelming turnout for early voting all around the country!) A few highlights: [Read More…]

Reproductive Justice & Prayer. Just The Beginning

This is the last in my series of posts on prayers centered around reproductive justice issues.  It’s time to vote, to act, to speak, to write, to tell your story, and to make justice real. 40 Days of Prayer to Stop the War on Women is a campaign by Faith Aloud, with a prayer a [Read More…]

David Frum (Surprisingly?) Gets it Right on Abortion

Perhaps because he was a speechwriter for President George W. Bush, I don’t often expect to agree with David Frum. However, in his latest piece over at CNN.com, he “gets real” about abortion and I think gets it right.  As most activists for protecting access to safe and legal abortion as an issue of women’s health [Read More…]

Barack Obama, Once More

For whom will you vote for President, and why? I intend to vote for Barack Obama for president because he has done and said many things that matter to me.  His commitments reflect mine, and his accomplishments have improved the lives of millions of Americans. Here is the beginning of a list: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act The [Read More…]

Pro-Choice & Pro-Prayer

This resource is provided again this week for all those women and men out there who are pro-choice, pro-faith, pro-family, and pro-prayer.  They do exist. 40 Days of Prayer to Stop the War on Women is a campaign by Faith Aloud, with a prayer a day beginning September 28 and leading up to the election. [Read More…]

If Only Mourdock Were Rare

I wish that what Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said this week, that pregnancy as a result of rape is “something that God intended to happen,” was so rare and out of the ordinary that I had to write something new in order to respond thoughtfully to it. It’s not. Here’s some of what [Read More…]


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