Let Justice Roll Down

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Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton has shared a new recording and video of her song “Let Justice Like Waters Roll Down,” performed by the Chancel Choir and congregation of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, conducted by Rev. Larry E. Schultz.  The words of course are from the book of Amos in the Hebrew Bible, [Read More...]

“Our Multiple, Messy, In-Process Selves”

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I first met Darcy Baxter several years ago at a Faith and Feminism conference at Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran in San Francisco, and have had the joy of getting to know more about her and her work through our participation in The Faith & Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute at The Center for American Progress in Washington D.C. [Read More...]

Telling the Truth About Privilege

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On Saturday, the Illinois College Board of Trustees voted to promote me to Professor of Religion.  For those of you not familiar with the academic hamster wheel and ladder, this is the highest ‘regular’ rank that a professor can achieve.  Full Professor.  It’s what comes after lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, and associate professor.  Beyond this, [Read More...]

Conscience & Change

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Mary Hunt makes some fantastic points in her reflection on the resignation announcement of Pope Benedict XVI. First, conscience is important for all Catholics: Conscience, Benedict reminds us today, is still primary for Catholics. Examination of conscience: that is just the formula millions of us use to explain why we use birth control, enjoy our [Read More...]

A Merry Feminist Valentine’s Day

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Ms. Magazine offered this round-up of suggestions if you want to mark Valentine’s Day with feminist activism: As a feminist, how about joining a political campaign in honor of Valentine’s Day? Saint Valentine was arrested for marrying couples against the wishes of Emperor Claudius II, so what better way to honor the day than to continue [Read More...]

Rising For Lent

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What if we gave up violence against women for Lent?  Or, gave it up forever? Gave up tolerating it, looking the other way, shaking our heads, and gave up swallowing our rage? The intersection of the Christian season of Lent, when so many of my Christian and clergy friends are reflecting on what they are [Read More...]

When Pants Are Political

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Did you miss the Mormon feminist day of action in December?  It was a small and significant moment for women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Wearing pants.  To church.  On a Sunday. Joanna Brooks explained in a piece at The Huffington Post on December 14: Mind you, wearing pants to church [Read More...]

BREAKING: Fierce Women Freak Out Conservatives

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Leave it to Kathryn Jean Lopez at The National Review to lead the slut-shaming of a successful hetero-married mother of a daughter: I don’t want to linger on this, but last night’s Super Bowl half-time show was ridiculous — and gratuitously so. Watching Twitter, it was really no surprise that men made comments about stripper [Read More...]

Top Three Posts in January

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The top three most-viewed posts here in January 2013 were: I Am Not A Hostage Honorable Mention: Ordain a Lady! Guns & Religion And tied for third was Seneca Falls. Selma. Stonewall ::  The Basics It was a popular month for intersections it seems … the intersection between feminism and religion (are they compatible or [Read More...]

Women in Combat? ‘When Harry Met Sally’ edition

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  The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Women’s War Daily – Military Brohesion www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook Kingsley Browne:  “It’s not clear that men can actually bond with women in the way they bond with other men.” Samantha [Read More...]


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