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Posted by FiR on Jun 29, 2015

As part of FSR, Inc.'s Across Generations project, we asked feminists from and beyond the academy respond to this vital question: "What is the importance of feminist and womanist work in religious and theological studies?" at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego (2014).

 

 

What follows is the third part of a multi-part blog series that brings those videos to you.

Watch and share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

Kathleen McPhilips (University of Newcastle, Australia)

 

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza (Harvard Divinity School) 

 

Christy Cobb and Natalie Williams (Drew University)

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Posted by Emilie Townes on Jun 24, 2015

“And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: when they hear the word, they immediately receive it with joy. But they have no root, and endure only for a while; then, when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away.  And others are those sown among the thorns: these are the ones who hear the word, but the cares of the world, and the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it yields nothing.  And these are the ones sown on the good soil: they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.”  Mark 4:16-20

 This was the Bible passage that the nine massacred Bible study members were mining when they were shot down in cold blood a week ago on June 17, 2015.

Cynthia Maire Graham Hurd (54)

Susie Jackson (87)

Ethel Lee Lance (70)

Depayne Middleton-Doctor (49)

Clementa C. Pinckney (41)

Tywanza Sanders (26)

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Posted by FiR on Jun 23, 2015

As part of FSR, Inc.'s Across Generations project, we asked feminists from and beyond the academy respond to this vital question: "What is the importance of feminist and womanist work in religious and theological studies?" at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego (2014).

 

 

What follows is the second part of a multi-part blog series that brings those videos to you.

Watch and share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

Jasmin Zine (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Wong Wai-Ching Angela (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Joseph A. Marchal (Ball State University) and Stephanie May (First Parish, Wayland)

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See Part 1: Kate Ott, Karen Pechilis, and Miranda Shaw

Posted by FiR on Jun 1, 2015

As part of FSR, Inc.'s Across Generations project, we asked feminists from and beyond the academy respond to this vital question: "What is the importance of feminist and womanist work in religious and theological studies?" at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego (2014).

 

 

What follows is the first part of a multi-part blog series that brings those videos to you.

Watch and share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

Kate Ott (Drew Theological School)

Karen Pechilis (Drew University)

Miranda Shaw (University of Richmond)

What are your thoughts? Join us below!

Posted by FiR on May 29, 2015

By Kate Stoltzfus

When WATER began in the 1980s, according to co-founder Mary E. Hunt, its technological tools for a mission of feminist social justice in religion were equivalent to scratching in the sand with a stick. The Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual did not have computers or smartphones. The newsletter took shape by hand with a light table, a process of projecting words onto paper that took days to complete.

Contrast this with May 2015, when staff gathered for the organization’s monthly WATERtalk with laptops, tablets, and iPhones in hand. Theologians Xochitl Alvizo, Gina Messina-Dysert, and Rosemary Radford Ruether spoke on a fitting topic – the impact of technology on feminism and religion.

Ruether shared her thoughts by phone to a teleconference of 60 listeners, only to be quoted moments later on WATER’s Twitter – preserved in the Internet’s indelible ink. This is the magic of technology: to connect through multiple channels, to share ideas from miles away.

The use of technology is so common that those who engage... more

Posted by FiR on May 22, 2015

Postion: Visiting Assistant Professor.

Focus: Women's and Gender Studies.

Institution: University of Oregon.

Begins: Fall 2015.

Deadline: 2 June 2015.

Official Posting (https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000883039-01):

Appointment Period: September 16, 2015 June 15, 2016Appointment percent: 100%Type of appointment: Fixed-termAnnual Basis: 9Essential Functions:The successful candidate will teach five to six classes, be in residence three quarters between September 2015 and June 2016, hold office hours and advise students, and participate in department meetings and events. 

Posted by FiR on May 15, 2015

Fellowship: AAR-Luce Fellowships in Religion and International Affairs.

Institutions: American Academy of Religion with the US Department of State (Franklin Fellows Program).

Location: Washington DC.

Deadline: 18 June 2015.

Contact: aarlucefellow[at]aarweb.org.

Website: https://www.aarweb.org/programs-services/call-for-applications-for-aar-luce-fellowships-in-religion-and-international.

Official Posting (https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50927):

Posted by FiR on May 7, 2015

Postion: Visiting Lecturer.

Focus: Gender/Women's Studies.

Department: Gender Studies.

Institution: Indiana University Bloomington.

Begins: Fall 2015.

Deadline: 11 May 2015 (applications will be accepted until position is filled).

Official Posting (http://static.ow.ly/docs/Lecturer2015_3hpu.pdf):

The Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University Bloomington is seeking a Visiting Lecturer with a 3:3 course load for one year beginning August 1, 2015.

Applicants should:

Have previous successful teaching experiences at the collegiate level in Gender/Women’s Studies or a related field

Preferably have a PhD and possess a strong graduate academic background in research related to women, gender and sexuality

An advanced PhD student qualifying for 901 status may be considered with the right teaching qualifications.

Courses

The successful applicant(s) may teach one or more of the following options or others as suits the needs of the... more

Posted by Jennifer Harvey on May 1, 2015

Violence comes in many forms. Like me, many of you are committed to anti-racist, feminist ways of being and, no doubt, have spent much energy this week engaged in challenging conversations in classrooms, faith communities and other environments. We insist that public discourse on “violence” in Baltimore be framed around police violence and white supremacist violence instead of the ways many of our students, colleagues and parishioners may want to frame it.

It is in this context that the day-to-day, suffocating violence of many of the institutions in which we live and work stands out even more starkly. Yet, precisely because it’s packaged so well in the everydayness of institutional life, such violence is even harder to describe and point out. The following articulation is part vent, part attempt at a clarifying-gesture, mostly liturgical-lament.

It emerges this week from my own location as “professor” in “higher education” in one particular context. But, given the state of higher education in this nation today, I suspect many recognize it all to well.

 

12 Rules (Oops, 13) For Maintaining a Racially Hostile Environment at Your Instituion*:

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