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Posted by Mary E. Hunt on Apr 11, 2014
I was in front of the Supreme Court on March 25, 2014, on a snowy spring morning when the justices heard oral arguments for the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case about the provision of birth control as part of health care. Maybe it was the miserable weather with wet snow flakes the size of silver dollars that made me wonder what we were doing in 2014 lining up on two sides of a one-dimensional issue. Democracy demands patience, but enough already when it comes to women’s bodies. More >
Posted by Susanne Scholz on Apr 6, 2014
I cannot get the story out of my head that appeared in yesterday’s New York Times, entitled “Covering Afghan Vote, Until Shot by an Ally,” which is making its way around the world.  Two Western women journalists were shot and one of them was killed while they sat in the back of a car as part of their journalistic efforts to cover Afghanistan’s presidential election on Friday, April 4, 201 More >
Posted by Grace Ji Sun Kim on Apr 3, 2014
I speak fluent English, conversational Korean and textbook French.  I am proud to be trilingual and I always encourage my children to speak Korean with me.  They never do. I do my best to speak to them in Korean, unless I am disciplining them. Then, only English comes out of my mouth. We live in a multilingual world; it is wonderful to hear different languages.  However, in the corner of the world where I live, it is difficult to hear a language other than English. More >
Posted by Emilie Townes on Mar 25, 2014
As a daughter of a molecular biologist who was also a faithful tither to her church, I grew up in a world that saw no clear separation between science and religion.  It was in the air I breathed and the way in which I learned to see the world. More >
Posted by Mary E. Hunt on Mar 18, 2014
Teachers need vivid imaginations to keep students interested and materials fresh. Kathryn D. Blanchard and Jane S. Webster demonstrate creative pedagogy and innovative scholarship with Lady Parts: Biblical Women and the Vagina Monologues (Eugene, OR: WIPF and STOCK, 2012). This is a unique project both in content and method. It is bound to generate others like it and, with luck, change lives. Various women from Hebrew and Christian scriptures are brought alive by 21st century scholars, students, and others. More >
Posted by Grace Ji Sun Kim on Mar 14, 2014
Writing is a difficult task for me.  Some days when I try to write, nothing comes. I could spend hours just surfing the internet.  I can mindlessly stare into my laptop as if I am drifting into nowhere land.  Other days, I just sit there giving up for the day. More >
Posted by FiR on Mar 12, 2014
Workshop: Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop 2014 Host: The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) Sign Up Deadline: Monday, May 5th Workshop Dates: Monday, June 16th through Sunday, June 22nd Offical Posting (www.hastac.org/blogs/fionab/2014/03/08/feminist-scholars-digital-worksho...): More >
Posted by FiR on Feb 28, 2014
(Last) Call for Papers: Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium 2014 Dates: 29 and 30 March 2013 Deadline: 3 March 2014 Official Posting (http://www.oxford-womens-leadership-symposium.com): More >
Posted by Mary E. Hunt on Feb 20, 2014
One of the most pleasant aspects of feminist studies in religion is the willingness of many colleagues to help one another. Unlike some cutthroat fields, religion has tended (with notable and scandalous exceptions) to be a place that welcomes new scholars and nurtures budding activists. That was my experience as a student and young person, and it is something to which I am committed. Hence, my request that you, the reader, help provide guidance for future generations. More >
Posted by Kate Ott on Feb 14, 2014
Valentine ’s Day has been civilized and capitalized, hallmarked and disneyfied, all in an attempt to clean up love and signify sexuality into a compartmentalized relationship standard, tied nicely with an over romanticized bow. As a cradle Catholic, the veneration of saints has been part of my religious heritage. I still remember elementary school projects about our patron saints. So, every year when Valentine ’s Day rolls around, I find myself wanting to remind folks that this was once “St.” Valentine’s Day. Even though, the Roman Catholic Church does not consider St. More >

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