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Catholic Women React to Pope Francis's Latest Initiative For Women
What would it mean for Catholic women to be able to serve at the altar as deacons? Here's what these women had to say.
15 Christian Women Get Real About The Role Of Women In The Church
These leading ladies share their thoughts on what feminism means in a religious context.
Were the Disciples of Jesus Unschooled, Ordinary Men?
Women's advocate and co-founder of The Junia Project | www.jun...
This idea that Jesus chose poor, uneducated men as his disciples is entrenched in evangelistic teaching, and was something I heard often growing up in the church, especially during the Easter season. But is this really true?
Mutual Submission: The Holy Spirit Works Through Women, Too
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon
Author. Speaker. Advocate.
As we observe Holy Week, we are reminded that women were the ones who stood by the cross and were first to preach the Good News of Christ's resurrection. Throughout the Scriptures, women have played a significant role in contributing to the kingdom of God.
Second Class on Sunday Mornings: Growing Up Female in the Church
Julie Meyer Taylor
Writer, mother, former social worker
I think about women in the church every day. Every day! Not because I want to be a pastor, or an elder, or a deacon. But because I am stunned by the insulting way many mainstream churches treat women. And I am shocked that it is so widely accepted.
Why I Love the 'F' Word: How Having a Daughter Changed My Language and My Life
Author, Blogger, Lawyer
Avoiding the "F" word wasn't a conscious decision on my part. Rather, I accepted the game that was in place. I sized things up from the standpoint of what I needed to do to succeed. I learned the rules and played as well as I could. That all changed on December 5, 2000.
How Feminism Hurts Men
Micah J. Murray
Blogger at RedemptionPictures.com
Because of feminism, church stages and spotlights are often dominated by women. Men are encouraged to just serve in the nursery or kitchen. Sometimes men are even told to stay silent in church.
Pope Francis, You Had Me at Hello, and Lost Me at Sinner
Rea Nolan Martin
Award-winning author of visionary and literary fiction, essays...
With all due respect to the spectacular new pontiff, (and he is spectacular), a sinner is not who I am, or for that matter, who he is. Or anyone.
Pope Francis & Gay Priests: A 'Sea Change' Is At Hand As Pontiff Reaches Out To LGTB Community
By Religion News Service, Religion News Service
Throughout his discourse there was none of the clinical, distancing talk of gays and lesbians as “objectively disordered
President, Trinity Washington University
A bad choice could set back the cause of the Church's renewal even more. A mediocre choice will only ensure that the Church continues to wallow in the current woes. A truly wise, visionary choice will lead the transformation of the Church to ensure its vitality for generations to come.
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God Loves Vaginas
PCUSA Minister, American Expat, Mom, Home-Maker
I can't help but think that part of the Good News I'm called to share is this: the Church does not hate vaginas. Even better, God certainly doesn't. Of that I'm certain.
A Male View of the Female Side of God
Bestselling author, 90-year-old gay elder and civil rights pio...
When editor Gloria Steinem invited a male to write a cover story for
magazine, I was him.
Joy to the Women
Rachel G. Hackenberg
Pastor and author
Along with Christmas, Advent is the glorious and only time of year when Christians across the theological spectrum can agree on women's participation in God's work.
So What If Jesus Had a Wife?
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson
Activist, Speaker, Author, Pastor
Is it true? Is it a fake? Should we care? If Jesus was married, would it overturn the patriarchy that for 2,000 years kept women out of ordained leadership? Would it allow men to be married and ordained in the Catholic Church?
We Need More Catholic Rebels
Professor of Journalism, Boston University
Silence -- especially the enforced silence of women -- does no one any good, least of all the church. Women's voices desperately need to be beard.
The True Radicalism of Catholic Sisters
President, Trinity Washington University
Whatever the sisters might have done to cross invisible lines of vowed obedience according to Church rules, they have done so with courage and conviction. They deserve reverence, not retribution.
5 Things the Church Can Learn From Women's Roller Derby
Ph.D. Candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Virg...
My Christian sisters and brothers, let us revive the struggle. This fabulous sport can be our guide as we strive this Advent season, expectantly awaiting the New Born King.
Female Jet Pilot? Sure. Preacher? No.
Rev. Susan Sparks
Lawyer, Pastor, Standup Comedian, Author, Harley rider and Cow...
I remember telling a vacation bible school teacher that "I was trying to decide between being a minister or a jet pilot." She smiled and said, "Well, girls can be jet pilots, but God only calls men to preach."
The New Evangelical Feminism Of Bachmann And Palin
Director, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at ...
These women embody that combination of conventional beauty, earnestness, piety and steely certitude of their own godliness that comprises the highest ideal of white conservative evangelical womanhood today.
Femmevangelical: A Modern Girl's Guide to Sharing the Good News
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton
Author of Femmevangelical: The Modern Girl’s Guide to the Good...
Women have little to hold to in scripture by way of positive accounts of the female experience. I believe this is less an effect of God's inspiration and more a lack of human imagination.
Survey: Many Women Face Sexual Advances From Faith Leaders
One in every 33 women who attend worship services regularly has been the target of sexual advances by a religious leader
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