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Posted by Nami Kim on Aug 4, 2012
The creationism versus evolution debate when discussed in an educational setting does not occur exclusively in the United States. On June 12, 2012, the science journal Nature reported the “successful” petition by the Society for Textbook Revise (STR) to remove references to evolution from high school textbooks in South Korea. More >
Posted by Stephanie May on Feb 20, 2012
"It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal." So begins a recent article in the New York Times. According to a new report, more than half of births to women under the age of 30 now occur outside of marriage. More >
Posted by Emilie Townes on Dec 9, 2014
Dungeons can be in our minds where we hold people captive to the illusions we have about them, but we think they are real, they are true, they are valid, and they sanction our treatment of them. . More >
Posted by Guest Author on Nov 26, 2014
Guest Author, Elias Ortega-Aponte is Assistant Professor of Afro-Latinos/a Religions and Cultural Studies at Drew University Theological School in Madison, NJ.   More >
Posted by JFSR on Nov 22, 2014
Join us for the following JFSR panel (P22-227) today, November 22nd, from 1:00 to 3:30pm, in Room 33 A (Upper level) - San Diego Convention Center (CC). Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza will be presiding over the panel and the theme will be "Sexual Violence and Sacred Texts." We look forward to seeing you there!   For more information, please see the following: More >
Posted by Mary E. Hunt on Oct 22, 2014
Healthy communities celebrate early and often. I think we in feminist studies in religion are always in order when we lift up our own colleagues, herald their work, and underscore all that they contribute to the world. Technology makes creative modes of doing so easy and accessible. These are not gratuitous, feel-good exercises, but integral ways of deepening the scope and emphasizing the seriousness of our work, as well as recognizing the women who do it. Honoring our colleagues is part of the natural maturing of our field. More >
Posted by FiR on Oct 10, 2014
Call for Interviews: Study on the Body Experiences of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Feminist Women in the United States. Lead: Natalie Nelson-Blake, M.A., California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, CA. Purpose: Graduate Research Study. Contact: nelson-blake.researchstudy@hushmail.com. Date: Unspecified. More >
Posted by Susanne Scholz on Sep 16, 2014
Ever since I saw the photo of the kneeling James Foley, dressed in orange clothes in the desert sand, with the black-clothed and veiled executioner standing with a knife in his left hand behind him, I feel again haunted by the fundamentalist Islamic sense of primal drama.  This newest image, too, captures the imagination of apocalyptic horror movies, just like the 9/11 moments of the two planes flying into the twin towers.  These are archetypical scenes, static and unchanging d More >
Posted by Guest Author on Aug 19, 2014
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 communities across America. More >