Top Three Posts in February

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The top three most viewed posts here at feminismxianity in February were: Because God Said: Farmers, Myth, and Truth Refuse Easy Answers A Merry Feminist Valentine’s Day The first two posts were a little unsettling for some folks … white folks.  If you haven’t read them, I hope that you do and tell me what [Read More...]

A Prayer for Women’s History Month

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As President Barack Obama officially proclaimed last week, March is women’s history month in the United States: Women’s History Month is a time to remember those who fought to make that freedom as real for our daughters as for our sons. Written out of the promise of the franchise, they were women who reached up [Read More...]

The Personal Is Theological

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There are a lot of reasons why we need Lana Dalberg’s new book, Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine, released this week and available in print and for your Kindle. We need this book because we still need to hear more women’s stories.  Feminism and the women’s movement in the U.S. has long helped [Read More...]

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...]

Black History is Now, part three

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This is my third and final post related to our national observation of Black History Month during February.  For the first two, click here and here. Over at SoulRevision, Kim Moore is taking a new angle on the standard Black History Month profiles: During Black History Month we spend a lot of time talking about our wonderful black [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...]

Christian Is as Christian Does

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My colleague and fellow participant in the Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute at The Center for American Progress, Rev. Matthew Westfox, has an excellent ‘open letter‘ to conservative Christians opposing the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act over at The Melissa Harris-Perry Show page. Here is an excerpt where he suggests that we all [Read More...]

Black History is Now, part two

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Over at SoulRevision, Kim Moore is taking a new angle on the standard Black History Month profiles: During Black History Month we spend a lot of time talking about our wonderful black pioneers of the past (MLK, Malcolm X, W.E.B. Du Bois etc), and the paths they’ve paved for us and how they’ve helped shape our [Read More...]

Refuse Easy Answers

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There are a lot of reasons that I should like Refuse to Do Nothing.  Written by women whose consciousness has been raised to the realities of exploitation and oppression, stories of grassroots organizing toward justice, pages of practical advice on what the ordinary reader might do to combat injustice … these are things I champion [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...]


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