Introduction: FLTN 2018 (Economics: Global and Local Intertwined)
By Mary E. Hunt.
The Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER) convened the 22nd working meeting of Feminist Liberation Theologians’ Network at the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 4-6 PM. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza and Mary E. Hunt presided at the session focused on Economics: Global and Local Intertwined: A Feminist Liberation Theology Priority with more than fifty participants from nine countries.
Scholar/activists and longtime committed feminist liberation theologians Professor Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite of Chicago Theological Seminary and Professor Cynthia Moe-Lobeda of the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (Graduate Theological Union) offered challenging remarks to start a brisk discussion. You can view the video of these presentations here.
There is an urgency to look at climate change from feminist liberation theological perspectives. The next meeting of the FLTN will deal with this important theme on Friday, November 22, 2019, 4-6 PM, at the AAR/SBL meeting in San Diego. All are welcome.
Next: Advanced Global Capitalism, Climate Change, and an Equitable Ecological Future by Cynthia Moe-Lobeda
Mary E. Hunt, Ph.D., is a feminist theologian who is co-founder and co-director of the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER) in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. A Catholic active in the women-church movement, she lectures and writes on theology and ethics with particular attention to social justice concerns.