Edited by Gina Messina and Xochitl Alvizo
In a world where women’s issues are political issues, feminism and religion are incorrectly scripted as opposing sides. Drawing on the messages of love and social justice from within their religious traditions, women are leading feminist movements that promote positive social change at both micro and macro levels. The authors in this volume show how religion is fueling women’s efforts to revolutionize the world. The stories collected here call us to recognize these revolutions and to go forth with renewed courage and boldness.
Gina Messina earned her Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University. She is Assistant Professor of Religion and Gender Studies at Ursuline College and co-founder of Feminism and Religion. She writes for The Huffington Post, has authored multiple publications and most recently co-edited the highly acclaimed Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Feminists on Why We Stay. Messina is a widely sought after speaker and has presented across the US at universities, organizations, conferences and on national platforms including appearances on MSNBC, Tavis Smiley, NPR and the TEDx stage. She has also spoken at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations to discuss matters impacting the lives women around the world. Messina is active in movements to end violence against women and explores opportunities for spiritual healing.
Xochitl Alvizo loves all things feminist, womanist, and mujerista. She dedicates her work to bringing a feminist focus to theology and to the study of religion, including feminist and queer theologies, congregational studies, and ecclesiology. Her work is inspired by the conviction that all people are inextricably connected and what we do, down to the smallest thing, matters. She is co-founder of Feminism and Religion and is co-founder of the Pub Church, Boston. She teaches in the area of Women and Religion, and the Philosophy of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality, at California State University, Northridge.
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