“Why Guys Throw Bombs”

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In an interview this week with National Public Radio, Mohamed Elibiary described the kind of young disillusioned Muslims that he encounters in his security consulting work: “I have never seen a female example here in the homegrown sphere here in the United States. There might’ve been a case but I haven’t read any literature or [Read More...]

Who Needs A Day of Silence?

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Today is the National Day of Silence, “a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.”  It is organized and promoted by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) a “leading national [Read More...]

Interfaith Action: Faiths Against Hate

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The Council that convenes the Parliament of the World’s Religions issued an interfaith call for action on Tuesday, the day after the Boston Marathon bombings, highlighting their Faiths Against Hate initiative: We honor the runners whose beautiful journeys, many in tribute to the slain of Sandy Hook Elementary, were robbed of their triumphant finish. Their [Read More...]

God-talk 101: Shug & Celie

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I’m teaching The Color Purple this month in Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies.  Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize winning novel reflects and encapsulates so many of the issues we have been learning about and discussing throughout the semester, from the intersection of race, class, and gender, to the pervasiveness of violence against women, to [Read More...]

What’s Really Being Ignored in the Gosnell Case?

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The case of Kermit Gosnell became the Friday faux-news-frenzy of the day. Irin Carmon over at Salon.com describes in detail how “There is no Gosnell cover-up.”  First, it received plenty of media attention when the story broke: If you’ve never heard of the Gosnell story, it’s not because of a coverup by the liberal mainstream [Read More...]

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...]

Another Way Forward: Secular Students & a Lutheran College

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I’ve written here before about what it might mean to be a person of faith and an atheist ally.  It’s something that not enough Christians talk about.  Growing out of this work, I’ll be part of a panel at the American Academy of Religion meeting in Baltimore this coming November talking about negotiating Christian privilege, [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...]

At the Intersections: Renewing Life

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Many good people live and work at the intersections … of feminism and Christianity, of ministry and justice, of religion and politics, of gender and society, of race and inequality, of everything and then some.  I’ve invited a few people to tell a story from their intersections, and will be sharing their stories from time [Read More...]


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