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The Women of Faith Factor in 'Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2014 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

As we near the March 25 arguments in Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius, it can feel as though men have the monopoly on religious activism in America. After all, 38 protestant theologians signed on to an amicus brief sug ...

The Persistent Stained-Glass Ceiling
Originally Posted: 08/22/2013 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

More than 40 years have passed since Sally Priesand was ordained as the first female rabbi in the U.S. Since then, more than 800 female rabbis — including 647 in the Reform movement — have graduated from sever ...

Why the Next Pope Should Be a Poor Woman of Color
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Who better to embody the Christ-like compassionate suffering alongside the poor than one who knows the experience first-hand? For the first time in six centuries, the head of the ...

Chocolate in the Baptismal Font: Things that Happen When Women Are Ordained
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

The Vicar of Dibley's Mother Geraldine is one of my all-time favorite television characters. Apart from her various entertaining antics, she also has a beautiful pastoral touch and way of communicating th ...