By Niamh Middleton After Madonna’s scary and dangerous fall at the recent Brit awards, Piers Morgan wrote an uncomplimentary article entitled “Falling off the stage, Madonna, is God’s way of telling you you’re too old to cavort like a hooker." I was surprised that someone of Piers Morgan’s fame and status would publicly kick a woman when she was, literally, down. More >
Feminist Studies in Religion
Feminist Studies in Religion, Inc. (FSR, Inc.) is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to foster feminist studies in religion in all its variety and diversity.
By Rebecca Todd Peters People enter the academy for a variety of reasons. Some of us love books and learning and see the academy as an avenue for life-long learning; others are passionate about a particular area of knowledge and inquiry and desire nothing more than to talk about it with others who share their passion; some colleagues of mine are gifted teachers who seek to open the minds of young people or to help them develop their intellectual curiosity; one colleague even told me years ago that he wanted to “be famous.” More >
I was drawn to the academic discipline of ethics because it was about making moral claims, calling for actions, and evaluating the impact of current and past social and religious structures. Doing Christian ethics, I thought, could be synonymous with activism. However, as I spend more and more time in front of a computer or in a classroom it becomes more and more difficult to convince myself that being an ethicist makes me an activist. The same might be true about my identity as a feminist academic. Is writing and teaching from a feminist perspective automatically activism? More >
I rarely find it difficult to teach about Sodomy. Recent events here in Indiana have, unfortunately, made this biblical story even more relevant. More >