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 […]
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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
In poems that roam from the intimacy of prayer to the art of brewing tea, from bamboo-related famine to quasars, the globe’s minor seas, and the nuptial flight of ants, Phyla of Joy reaches toward ecstasy.
“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. Of course, the story is more complicated with birth rates ranging widely by […]
Feminist studies in religion are a hot commodity in the current political turmoil. So-called women’s issues are front and center in the debates. The long settled question of contraception has been snatched from mothballs for conservatives’ purposes. But there is such a dearth of feminist religious voices, so little room in masculinist journalist and clerical […]
In the initial wake of coverage related to the healthcare mandate to cover contraception, media outlets concentrated on “religious communities” opposition to the requirement. From a theological and doctrinal perspective, the only major Christian denomination to oppose use of contraception is the Roman Catholic Church. Other conservative religious leaders chimed in to support what they […]