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

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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

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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

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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...]

Poverty & Our Shared Humanity

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What are the key issues for people of your tradition to consider as they approach this election? I stand in two traditions – Lutheranism and feminism – and answer this question from that multiplied perspective. First, in terms of key issues for people in the Lutheran (ELCA) tradition, I refer to words from Presiding Bishop [Read More...]

Reproductive Justice & Prayer

  As the election comes closer, and as voting is underway in many places, I continue to provide this resource for all those working for reproductive justice.  This week’s prayers include work on behalf of survivors of violence, attention to gender identity, and support for women in the military. 40 Days of Prayer to Stop [Read More...]

When the Personal Becomes Political

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I wrote about the religious element of Joe Biden’s response to Martha Raddatz’s question about abortion last week. In a great post this week over at Feministing, Mimi Arbeit breaks down four possible answers to the question, pointing out that Biden used the first three: (See video, transcript.) Many others have expressed frustration with Raddatz [Read More...]

Pro-Choice Prayer Is About Justice

This is the third set of prayers for women, men, and families seeking reproductive justice. 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. “Faith Aloud is a movement to give spiritual support to [Read More...]

Joe Biden, Catholic for Choice

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In the words of Vice President Joe Biden, from the transcript of the 10/11/12 Vice Presidential Debate: My religion defines who I am. And I’ve been a practicing Catholic my whole life. And it has particularly informed my social doctrine. Catholic social doctrine talks about taking care of those who — who can’t take care [Read More...]


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