The Common Good

Results for women's empowerment

How I Learned That Feminism Isn’t Disconnected From Faith
Originally Posted: 09/30/2014 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

One of the most interesting conversations at the Berkley Center focused on the desire for power in feminist discourse. In some ways, the feminist aspiration for power in terms of fiscal gain only perpetuates t ...

I Need Feminism Because ...
Originally Posted: 08/13/2014 - 10:05am | 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 ...

In the Image of God: Sex, Power, and ‘Masculine Christianity’
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 11:50am | Type: Blog

Most of us are too familiar with this story: an Upper Midwestern Baptist minister claims that “God made Christianity to have a masculine feel [and] ordained for the church a masculine ministry.” Or a Reformed ...

'I Believe You:' The Silence and the Shame of Sexual Violence in Church
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Blog

Several years ago, Amee Paparella was an eager student at a state university in Ohio. A conservative Christian, she quickly signed up to join the campus ministry. What she found in the group surprised her. “It ...