Guest Author, Elias Ortega-Aponte is Assistant Professor of Afro-Latinos/a Religions and Cultural Studies at Drew University Theological School in Madison, NJ. Three days after the shooting of Mike Brown, President Obama issued a statement addressing the events. In this August 12 statement, the president urged the people of Ferguson, Missouri, and the nation, to […]
Guest Authors are regularly invited to contribute to the Feminism in Religion Forum. Past and present authors' biographies are linked at People. All blogs by guest authors are archived here.
Each of the contributors and authors retain their own copyright for their written work. Readers are encouraged to copy, reference or quote from blog postings, so long as author or website attribution and links to original postings are noted.
This past weekend, Michael Brown – another young and unarmed black man, was murdered. By the police. In response, his community of #ferguson, Missouri responded en masse. The predominantly African American community has taken to the streets and given voice and body to the shared grief, indescribable outrage, and deep wounds suffered by African American […]
By Christy Cobb Theater has been one of my passions since childhood. I acted in my first play (Alice in Alice in Wonderland) when I was in 5th grade and following that performance, theater became an important part of my life. In high school I performed in several productions and in college I pursued a […]
By Jacqueline Small The Church of England’s decision this week to permit women to become bishops is a welcome change from recent news stories about the contentious relationship between Christian hierarchies and women of faith. With the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints excommunicating Kate Kelly last month because she has advocated for […]
By Patricia Miller The best part working on my book Good Catholics: The Battle over Abortion in the Catholic Church was learning about the “foremothers” of the Catholic reproductive rights movement. Some of these women, like Rosemary Radford Ruether and Mary Daly, are well known. Others less so. One of these women, Elizabeth “Betty” Farians […]
By Claire Miller Skriletz Last year I was fortunate enough to present a paper on The Book of Margery Kempe at a local conference. The version of the paper I presented focused on the gendered roles Margery’s contemporaries attempted to assign to her, her resistance or reconfiguration of those roles, and how her self-defined roles […]
by Katey Zeh Having grown up in a Protestant tradition, I had never really given Mary much thought. If anything, I saw her as a kind of troubling figure for women, embodying passivity, purity, asexuality. But now, as someone who spends her days thinking and praying and theologizing about maternal health, I realize that there […]
I read Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In on an airplane headed to Salt Lake City. I was on my honeymoon, five days after my wedding, still grappling with my exceedingly heteronormative existence and embarrassed to even say the word “honeymoon.” I like to think of myself as a political queer, hyper aware of the damaging norms […]
Guest Blog written by Theresa A. Yugar. In 1970, Earth-day was celebrated for the first time on a global level. It followed a historic moment in human history where earthly citizens were exposed to and astounded by Earth’s beauty from afar, as a result of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the moon, July […]
Guest Blog written by Sylvia Macros, Director of the Center for Psychoethnological Research in Cuernavaca, Mexico and International Board member of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. At the XIV ALER International Congress on the History of Religions in Latin America, those participating in the panel to honor Dr. Ada María Isasi-Díaz had all known […]