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The Sisters Sing
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Andrea Jeyaveeran You start to get an idea of how Wally Lamb, the editor of Couldn't Keep It to Myself, feels about the authors in h ...

Can't Take Her Joy
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Beth Isaacson An interview with music-maker, activist, and passionate believer Michelle Shocked. Michelle Sho ...

Divine Manifestations
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner Epiphany: It's one of the most "religious" words there is. Epiphany: It' ...

Where the Boys Aren't
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Holly Lebowitz Rossi Why do so many more women than men enter voluntary service? People who dedicate a period ...

Seeing With One Eye
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joan Chittister Will the pedophilia scandal affect the role of women in the church? A recent editorial cartoon ...

A Dangerous Discipleship
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 11:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Joan Chittister "Whenever people discover that they have rights, they have the responsibility to claim them."—John XXIII, " ...

Wake Up!
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 2:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese "How do you want to spend your life? We all know you can ruin it. "How do you wan ...

Getting the Story Right
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 4:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst When Jesus met the Samaritan woman, he was talking to us. When we were children, my sister a ...

To Cover or Not to Cover
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 11:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Pat McDonnell Twair The hijab head covering is often the first thing that sets a Muslim woman apart. The hi ...

Who Is That Veiled Woman?
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pat McDonnell Twair There are now more Muslims in the United States then Presbyterians—and (surprise!) half of them are women. ...

The Quran and Gender Equality
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pat McDonnell Twair American Palestinian physician Laila al-Marayati believes that the Quran speaks to women and men in a manner that eli ...

A Crack in the Glass Ceiling
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Susannah Hunter The Church of Pakistan has ordained its first two wo ...

You want salsa with that Mujerista?
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 11:11am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Susannah Hunter Mujerista may not be a familiar term yet, but theolo ...

The Fight for the Living
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eugene F. Rivers III Jacqueline Rivers AIDS, orphans, and the future of Africa. ...

Unhooking Ourselves
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joe Kelly Breaking our deadly addiction to advertising. As an activist in the girls’ movement and father of t ...

Emancipating Women
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Susan Hogan/Albach Can "hierarchical religions be redeemed?" Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza won’ t b ...

Unity Against Sexual Trafficking
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Schleicher One-hundred and thirty-eight national religious leaders announced in June their support for the Freedom From Sexual Tra ...

Sex Matters
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:47pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst Why we can't ignore gender bias in the classroom. In May the U.S. Supreme Court declare ...

Reconcilable Values
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jo Ann Heydron Living a contemplative a feminist life. In her new book, At the Root of This Longing: Reconc ...

Crooked Little Faith
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge Writer Anne Lamott staggers toward Jesus. Not long ago, my loving mother played an old cassett ...

A Civil Discourse
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Seeking common ground on abortion clinic activism. Marilyn Cohen is director of the Emma Goldman ...

Suffering As Sacrifice
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 11:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jo Ann Heydron Is a 'good' woman a sacrificing one? Christian women trying to balance their own amb ...

Finding Common Ground
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Naomi Wolf Frederica Mathewes-Green Getting to Disagreement. Dialogue that has an impa ...

Rome Not Quite Ready for Women Priests
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice For many Christian churches, having women in pastoral leadership is the norm. For a Catholic parish in New York, it’s apparently ...

Neither Biblical Nor Just
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Judith Gundry-Volf Southern Baptists and the subordination of women The Southern Baptist Convention, in a mov ...

An Ancient and Global Tragedy
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 11:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Eugenie de Rosier Why the sex industry thrives. The evening was sultry, and a hot, smoggy haze created halo ...

Stories Not Forgotten
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst Young girls tell of the Holocaust. I first saw a picture of a lamp shade made from human ski ...

Get It Straight
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 2:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peter B. Price Let’s get it straight: Living God’s way in the world is not for the faint-hearted. Let’s get i ...

Taking Teen Voices Seriously
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Emily Wayne Crediting young women with intelligence Teen Voices is a magazine, written by and for teen an ...

Charity of Heart
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nancy Rice The long and winding journey of Dr. Joycelyn Elders In the dedication of her book, Joycelyn Elde ...

For More Than Principle
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Zora Radosevich Joan Chittester's journey to Beijing. The more than 30,000 women attending the 1995 Non- ...

Between Dorothy and God
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cynthia J. Martens The attempt to capture Dorothy Day on screen. 'There was never yet an uninteresting l ...

Outrage Over the Abortion Veto
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter  When President Clinton vetoed a bill this spring that would have banned a specific method of late-term abortion, many peopl ...

Family Values
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Two recent films have caused me much reflection. Two recent films have caused me much reflection. T ...

A Gift of Painful Honesty
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday She lays her smooth head in her mother's lap. Then she folds her long leg-long for a 9-year-old-under herself, hiding ...

Dealing With Difference
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst When cultural diversity clashes with human rights. A few years ago in a too warm bookstore, ...

Finding a Way Out of the Brokenness
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 11:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday The assistant district attorney cleared the courtroom, while two sheriff's deputies searched the defendant. He was kn ...

Gathering in Power and Hope
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 11:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst When the government of India launched a nationwide literacy campaign a few years ago, chances are alcohol abuse was not ...

More Than Cosmetics
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:59pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ann Pleggenkuhle Jill Carroll Lafferty Early-teen magazines with a new vision. ...

A Mother's Ministry
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 11:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Cynthia J. Carney About five years ago, when my husband and I were hosting a gathering from our parish, a member of the group made a comm ...

Women and Children First
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Developing a common agenda to make abortion rare. In a room, a waiting room, sits a woman. She m ...

A Lesson in Listening
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Deanna Wylie Mayer "A group of women who have had abortions will be meeting" read the sign on the women's room wall. Immed ...

When Anti-Abortion Is Not Pro-Life
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Shelley Douglass How people responded to the December 30 murders of abortion clinic workers in Massachusetts depended in large part on th ...

For Kids of All Ages
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Franzmeier Books for pleasure and meaning. Books that provide children with information and alternatives to v ...

Strength Through the Ages
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday The parallel stories of biblical and contemporary women. Following are two meditations from ...

A Journey With Biblical Women
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joyce Hollyday We started at the beginning, with Eve. We started at the beginning, with Eve. As the music of ...

Cairo Beyond Abortion
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Martin-Schramm The real story at the U.N. conference on population and development in Cairo this fall was the unprecedented emphasis ...

When Body Meets Soul
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Feminist theology seeks unity in diversity Woman was defined as body only, historically. Man was ...

The Worth of Every Child
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Susan Power Bratton Human population growth and reverence for life Since the publication of Paul Ehrlich’s ...

It's All About Hope
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Holler Hunter Genesis House ministers to women in prostitution The Genesis story captures the imagi ...