The following lines of poetry, first breathed by Sufi mystic Rumi and later masterfully translated into English by Coleman Barks, inspire both my theological locus and the way in which I make art. Rumi writes: Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. […]
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Society for Educating Women: Fifth International Conference 2012 theme is (Re)Voicing the Lexicon of Educating Women: On Contemporary Feminist Pedagogy. The conference will take place September 25 and 26, 2012 in St. Louis, MO. Submissions must be filed electronically on the Open Conference System (OCS) no later than April 15, 2012. For more details see: […]
The Centre for Conflict Studies welcomes submissions for its first conference, “Religion and Gender: Identity, Conflict and Power”, to be held November 8-10, 2012 in Monterey, California. Proposals are invited from graduate students, academics, and practitioners in religion, gender, conflict studies and other related disciplines. Proposal Submission Deadline: April 15, 2012. For more information visit […]
Academic and professional mentorship opportunity provided by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Religion and Faith Program and the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality at Vanderbilt University. HRC’s Scholarship and Mentorship Program for Religious and Theological Study nurtures and promotes promising theologians working in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer studies through an intensive […]
In his recent interview with conservative television host Glenn Beck, Rick Santorum, a GOP presidential hopeful, referred to U.S. colleges and universities as “indoctrination mills.” “The indoctrination that is going on at the university level is a harm to our country,” he said. According to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, “indoctrinate” means “fill the mind […]
Both queerness and Christianity challenge received notions of the good and the natural. While these terms are often depicted as mutually exclusive, queer Christians have been quietly constructing new identities, articulating new understandings of faith, and creating new religious communities. With speakers from across the country, the conference focuses on the history and lived experience, […]
We are calling for papers for a special edition of Seachanges to mark the 20 year anniversary of the Women Scholars in Religion and Theology Association. The Association was an important expression of feminist scholarship in religion and theology in the Pacific region.
March 19, 2012 “In Speaking Truth to Power, Anita Hill highlighted the particular hurdles Black rape survivors face in U.S. criminal justice system. Together, Anita Hill and Bernadette Brooten seek to enhance public discussion of this problem in order to promote both social and legal change. The conference will draw upon theater, religion, law, history, and public policy to help participants become agents for change.”
In my intimate circles, Oscar Sunday is a holy day of obligation. And, as with most holidays, the longer I keep it, the more ambivalently I feel about it. There are a host of issues around these films and the industry that generates them, not the least being the way Hollywood reflects and, worse, constructs […]
“Exigimos a todos los hombres del mondo que nos respeten porque un México sin mujeres no sería México, y un mundo sin mujeres tampoco seria mundo… Nuestra lucha no es sólo para nosotras las mujeres indígenas, sino para todos los pueblos indígenas y no indígenas”.
-Everilda, mujer zapatista