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San Francisco Priest Bars Altar Girls, Sparks Another Controversy
Originally Posted: 01/28/2015 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

A Catholic priest who recently took charge of a San Francisco parish has said only boys can be altar servers, a move that is sparking both criticism and praise and comes amid a wider debate over conservative c ...

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts
Originally Posted: 01/12/2015 - 12:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Casey Fleming A pregnant feminist reflects on the need for good male mentors in a society loaded with damaging masculine norms.  ...

Weekly Wrap 12.19.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 12/19/2014 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

1. Hero mom calls into C-SPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons Whether or not your family expects heated political debate over the holidays, you''ll appreciate the way this mom quiets her sons. ...

Who Cares About The Cheerleaders?
Originally Posted: 12/12/2014 - 8:51am | Type: Blog

Our society idolizes and materializes female sexuality by elevating cheerleaders as an idealized position for young girls, and then refuses to decently pay or reward women at the so-called top of the totem pol ...

Weekly Wrap 11.14.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 11/14/2014 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

1. Interstellar Isn't About Religion (and Also It Is Totally About Religion) "While the film has a marked admiration for science—it is science, in the end, that helps humanity to rescue itself—it has ...

Weekly Wrap 10.10.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 10/10/2014 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

1. A Fitting Nobel for Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi “The Nobel committee has given an award to a seventeen-year-old, the youngest Peace Prize laureate ever. In one way, that is an act of faith about ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 11/06/2014 - 2:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Paternal Insights edited by Anderson Campbell / Sing Freedom by Robert F. Darden / In Between by finelinefilms.org / More th ...

Weekly Wrap 8.1.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 08/01/2014 - 1:39pm | Type: Blog

Weekly Wrap 8.1.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week 1.  Visualization: Casualities in the Israel-Palestine Conflict Washington Post  is keeping a regularly ...

I Need Feminism Because ...
Originally Posted: 08/13/2014 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

In a perfect world, women can choose to be whomever they want. But there is not yet a country on earth in which that is actually true. That is why we need feminism. So, #womenagai ...

Raising Girls In A World Where They Are Less Than Human
Originally Posted: 06/26/2014 - 8:21am | Type: Blog

In learning to love these little girls, I began to ask more and more questions about the place of women in the world, in the church, and in everyday life. I have two daughters. ...

Maleficent the Feminist? A Cautionary Tale
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 11:56am | Type: Blog

Feminism has always been its own worst enemy when it strives to create women in the image of men rather than encourage women to abandon rivalry with men and seek their flourishing elsewhere. This is a story ab ...

Dear Feminism, Let's Talk About Religion
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 4:38pm | Type: Press

February 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Caryn Riswold ...

An Open Letter to Christian Men (From One of You)
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

Christian men - males who are caught up in the ancient, raw, and radical Jesus movement, this is to you: It's high time we say something. Christian men - males who are caught ...

Is Religion the 'Biggest Problem' Facing Feminism Today?
Originally Posted: 02/12/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

Despite the efforts of churches and faith-based non-profits to eradicate sex trafficking, domestic abuse, and the poverty in which many of the world’s women are mired, what television viewers and blogs readers ...

What If We Listened?
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

How about if we put down our dukes and listen? How about if we refrain from seeing differences as a threat — even if opinions are delivered in a somewhat threatening way — and instead seek to see stories? ...

Book Explores 'God's Radical Notion' of Feminism
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 11:36am | Type: Blog

Jesus Feminist explores “God’s radical notion that women are people, too.” Blogger extraordinaire and self-described “happy-clappy Jesus lover” Sarah Bessey has just released her ...

Talking Taboo: The Christian ‘Lean In’?
Originally Posted: 11/07/2013 - 9:04am | Type: Blog

In recently released Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank about Faith, edited by Erin Lane and Enuma Okoro, 40 women under age 40 write essays in, what Femmevangelical’s blogger Rev. Jennifer Cru ...

Works of Economic Fiction
Originally Posted: 01/23/2015 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg The Fatherless series (book one and two). FaithWords. JAMES DOBSON and Kurt Bruner get thr ...

Miley Cyrus’ Contribution to Feminism
Originally Posted: 09/06/2013 - 7:46am | Type: Blog

Not that Miley Cyrus' dance was appropriate, but it tells us more about ourselves when we obsess about the shenanigans of the young woman than the borderline adulterous displays of a much older man. ...

Creating Equal
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot As the Lean In debate shows, striving for gender equality is still personal and political—and vital. ...

Pope Francis on Celibacy, Feminism, and More in Two New Books
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

Two new books offer further insights into the heart and mind of the former Jorge Bergoglio through his own words. In his two months as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Cat ...

Power of a Personal Pronoun: 5 Suggestions for Gender Inclusivity
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 12:21pm | Type: Blog

With such small words, I felt included. I felt like I belonged and maybe, just maybe, I too could do systematic theology. Maybe I didn’t need a dumbed-down version just because I was a woman. ...

On Scripture: How Long Does Darkness Last?
Originally Posted: 03/27/2013 - 9:34am | Type: Blog

For the sake of the world, we should all be feminists. And given what we know about the role of independent, empowered women in the community of disciples, for the sake world, we might be “Christians.” ...

Top 4 Reasons Jesus Is My Favorite Feminist
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

Jesus is my favorite feminist. So, in the spirit of International Women’s Day, I offer you the top 4 ways Jesus included women as full members of his posse. Last Friday was Intern ...

Reading the Bible as a Trickster, Feminist, Patriarchal Dad
Originally Posted: 02/04/2013 - 12:03pm | Type: Blog

What if I read Scripture looking for “salvation, freedom, and liberation” for my two daughters? To know that God created them in God’s own image. That they, like each one of us, will strive to construct meanin ...

Rock the 'Slut Vote'
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

A blog post written on the website of the Christian Men's Defense League — yes, an organization dedicated to protecting the rights of white American Christian men is apparently a thing — blames Mitt Romne ...

Mormon Women Seeking Middle Ground to Greater Equality
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

Some Mormon women are not pushing for ordination, but they crave a more engaged and visible role for women in the Mormon church. SALT LAKE CITY — For some Mormon feminists, there ...

'Pussy Riot' Sentencing: Can't Jail Female Fury
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

Russian feminist punk rock collective sentenced to prison for "performance prayer" in Orthodox cathedral. Three women from the Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Rio ...

U.S. Nuns Rip Vatican Over 'Unsubstantiated Accusations'
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

The unexpectedly strong pushback to the Vatican may be an indication of how much backlash the campaign has sparked among Catholics, who value the sisters’ longstanding ministry in education, health care and so ...

Pope Finds Kindred Spirit in German ‘Feminist’ Saint
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

On Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI ordered Hildegard von Bingen, who died in 1179, to be inscribed “in the catalogue of saints,” thus extending her cult “to the universal church.” Her ...

What To Do About “Radical Feminist Nuns”
Originally Posted: 04/20/2012 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

American nuns have gotten into some hot water with the Vatican, whose representatives claim the nuns are practicing “certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” ...

Manners and Morals
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 12:51pm | Type: Blog

Governor Brewer’s demeanor toward the president was inappropriate. However, the deeper question is why would this woman think it is appropriate to put her finger in anyone’s face, president or not? ...

The Top 10 Worst Toys to Give Your Daughter This Christmas
Originally Posted: 12/21/2011 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

Disclaimer: These toys are wrapped up in a whole lot of complicated gender roll/motherhood/feminism issues…so take my snark with a grain of salt, folks. The Top 10 Googled Celeb ...

I'm Not that Kind of Feminist
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Over the past few weeks various news outlets have run stories on the so-called feminism of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. Over the past few weeks various news outlets have run ...

Jane Eyre, Sucker Punch, and Feminism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Hollywood is generally fairly reluctant to produce films with strong feminist messages. It is far easier to sell women cast as the sexy sidekick or vapid damsel in distress. Holly ...

American Muslims Are Not Responsible for 9/11
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

For the sake of resting my soul, while I was on vacation with my wife and boys, I was sure not to watch any cable news. For the sake of resting my soul, while I was on vacation wi ...

Has Hate Corrupted the Church?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

As a writer with a public blog, I've become used to getting hate emails. Sure, some people might leave offensive comments on a blog, but the real vitriol gets reserved for emails. ...

11 Women Writers You Should Be Reading
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Here are some of my favorite women writers of spirituality and theology in no particular order with short comments on why I recommend them.</p> Here are some of my favorite ...

Dear Red-Headed God?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

There has been a fair amount of conversation at House for All Sinners and Saints recently about the use of inclusive language for God. There has been a fair amount of conversation ...

Five Ways (and 27 Million Reasons) to Fight Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Today is <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eve-blossom/are-we-really-aware-human_b_417820.html" target="_blank">Human Trafficking Awareness Day</a>. ...

From the Archives: January 1984
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 10:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Rosemary Radford Ruether Ministry without Hierarchy. Clericalism is a model of leadership that disempowers tho ...

When Everything Changed: 50 Years of Women's Progress
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

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Empowered by God
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 10:15am | Type: Magazine Article

Mimi Haddad The rich history of evangelical feminism. One of my friends works in Christian ministry at a large ...

Afghanistan's Anti-Woman Law
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Last month Afghanistan's Parliament passed a new law that severely restricts the rights of women. Last month Afghanistan's Parliament passed a new law that severely rest ...

In Praise of Dimples
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

There are just a few days left to <a title="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/20/share-your-strength/" href="../2009/03/20/share-your-strength/">share your thoughts</a> about eating ...

Different but Equal?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

I met an extraordinary teenager recently who had come to faith in a small town in Latvia. He was passionate about Jesus and wanted to live his life fully for Christ. I met an extr ...

Egalitarians' Feminism Based on Scripture, Not Secular Ideals
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

For egalitarians, it is an appeal to scripture rather than liberal political thought (as <a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/june/28.41.html">Sarah Sumner suggested in <em>C ...

Two Firsts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

The fact that an African American and a woman each ran so strongly in the long primary season of this election year speaks very well of the country. The fact that an African Ameri ...

'Pray the Devil Back to Hell'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The following is an interview with Abigail Disney, producer of the documentary <A href="http://www.praythedevilbacktohell.com">Pray the Devil Back to Hell</A>, which rec ...

MLK and Identity Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The 40th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination - April 4, 1968 - will soon be upon us. As I remember Dr. King against the backdrop of this 2008 presidential elec ...