Sexual Violence & Christianity: Resources for Action

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center describes this as a time “to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.” There are so many ways to do this.  Here are a few things from my small-town world: 1)      [Read More...]

Equal Pay Today! (for last year anyway …)

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Congrats, ladies!  We did it!  As of today, we’ve worked long enough into the new year to earn what our male counterparts earned during the last calendar year. Calendar check:  April 9, 2013. That’s right.  The guys have been done since December 31, 2012.  Or more precisely, they’ve been getting a head start on this [Read More...]

Top Three Posts in March

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The three most viewed posts here at feminismxianity in March 2013 were: I Don’t Care if Jesus Was a Feminist Failing Easter What Sexual Terrorism Looks Like The first two were substantial feminist theological pieces that even made it to the ‘most viewed’ sidebar here on the blog.  It might be the case, as a [Read More...]

Feminism & Christianity, ‘Changing Church’

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Over at her Changing Church blog, Jann Aldredge-Clanton regularly shares new hymns and profiles leaders in a variety of Christian communities.  I’ve shared recordings of her music as well as her profile of Rev. Alice Martin, and should also note that Jann’s is one of the stories included in Lana Dalberg’s new book Birthing God, [Read More...]

Honorable Mention: Resisting Structural Evil

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It seems fitting to Good Friday for me to share a bit about a new book by my friend and colleague Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda: Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation.  Good Friday, to me, puts Christians squarely at the intersection of the real power of death and destruction in the world, and the hope [Read More...]

Even If He’s Not Your Son, He’s Still Human

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It shouldn’t take a gay son to convince a senator to support marriage equality. Like many people, I was pleased to see Rob Portman from Ohio become the first sitting Republican senator to publically state his support for marriage equality.  I was relieved last year when Barack Obama finally completed his own public and self-described [Read More...]

Me & Oz

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The following is an excerpt from a piece that my husband, Mark Schelske, wrote over at Fantasy Matters last week.  It’s his take on why I love The Wizard of Oz, and he makes a connection between that love and my second book, Two Reformers. In sum, Caryn’s book compares a 20th century feminist academic, [Read More...]

Feminist Seder Prayers for Reproductive Justice

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As Jews around the world begin marking Passover, The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice has shared a series of Seder prayers that lift up women’s journey toward freedom and struggles against oppression.  This “collaborative compendium of reproductive justice Passover readings” was put together in partnership with Jewish Women International, the National Council of Jewish Women, [Read More...]

Midwife Divine

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Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton has shared a new recording of her song “Midwife Divine Now Calls Us,” performed by the choir at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.  This, and other wonderful compositions, are available in her book Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians. About the song, Jann writes: “One of the Divine Feminine names [Read More...]

Failing Easter

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I wrote earlier this season about how I’m probably Failing Lent.  I hinted there that I’d write more about my lack of enthusiasm for this season, and so here are a few words about how I’m failing Easter too.  I’ve been failing Easter every since my feminist consciousness started coming to theological terms with this [Read More...]


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