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Feminist Theology

Hands, Fingers, Knees and Toes: Feminist Body Theology and the #GOPDebate

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 03.04.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

There were more male body parts discussed in the most recent #GOPDebate in Detroit, Michigan than one might have expected in a presidential debate forum. From the perspective of feminist body theology, this was enormously revealing of actual issues at stake in this presidential election.

A Place in Hell or Hell on Earth?

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 02.10.2016 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

When Madeliene Albright threatened women who voted for Bernie Sanders with a place in hell, my first thought was, "how can she condemn a whole new generation of feminists for being what those of us over 60 fought so hard to raise up and educate?"

Buddha Kept a Diary?!

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Here is a translation from the recently discovered Diary of Buddha, originally scratched onto leaves of grass by an exact and lavish hand. The entry seems to come just shortly before a historic decision to allow females into the Sangha.

The Pope, the Church, Rabbis, and Women

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 10.19.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Should Rabbis speak out about the subordination of women in the Catholic Church and Catholic theology -- or is it entirely an internal Church question?

God, Guns, and Feminist Theology

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

Perhaps instead of convincing ourselves we need guns to protect ourselves, we need to ask questions about the structures and ideologies that make us fearful or the pressures of masculinity that make so many men feel they need a gun to feel like a real man.

Why I'm Proud to Be Feminist and Faithful

Carolyn Davis | Posted 11.26.2014 | Religion
Carolyn Davis

I am a proud feminist. I'm pro-choice. I advocate for comprehensive sexuality education and reproductive justice. I teach courses on theology, gender, and sexuality. I want to steal Beyonce's set from the VMAs and keep it in my living room. And I do all those things not in spite of my faith, but because of it.

Feminist Theology In The 21st Century

Karen Torjesen | Posted 04.10.2012 | Religion
Karen Torjesen

HIV/AIDS in Africa carries a woman's face. Women are nearly twice as susceptible to HIV infection as men. Why?

What Christians Need To Learn From Sl*twalks

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 10.22.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

Sl*twalk is a protest against a rape culture. Women are speaking out against the understanding with which many of us live -- if you've been raped, molested, abused, or betrayed then you must have done something to deserve it.

The Courage To Sin: What Mary Daly Taught Me About Being A Woman

Julie Daley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Daley

What is it to be a woman in the fullest sense? Mary Daly, the feminist theologian, wrote, "For a woman trapped in patriarchy, which is the religion of the entire planet, 'to be' in the fullest sense is 'to sin.'"

Bearing God: Advent from the Eyes of a Pregnant Pastor

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

There was that morning I will never forget, when I stood in the sweet sanctuary. I was at the table before the bread and the wine, saying those ancient Words of Institution, when my belly began shifting around with those smooth oceanic movements.