The Divine Feminine: The Biblical Imagery of God as Female, by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott

  Virginia Ramey Mollenkott’s The Divine Feminine and All We’re Meant to Be, by Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Nancy Hardesty, are the two books that have had the most profound influence on my pastoral vocation that includes writing feminist theology and worship resources. The Divine Feminine opened my mind and imagination to female divine imagery […]

Indigenous Women and the UN Millennium Development Goals: Challenges and Lessons

One of the most moving sessions I attended at the UN Commission on the Status of Women highlighted the perspectives of indigenous women on the implementation of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In a packed room, indigenous women from around the world and others spoke about the importance of including indigenous women in working […]

UN Commission on the Status of Women: “The Essentials: Food, Water, Women and Justice”

One of the most emotionally intense sessions I attended at the UN Commission on the Status of Women was entitled “The Essentials: Food, Water, Women and Justice.” Panelists and respondents expressed anger and frustration over all the suffering women and others still experience from hunger, poverty, injustice, and environmental devastation. Though some participants in this […]

Why We Need a UN Global Conference on Women: 5WCW

The first session I attended at the UN Commission on the Status of Women focused on the need for a UN sponsored 5th World Conference on Women (5WCW). The leaders of this session gave us blue buttons with “5WCW” and urged us to sign a petition to President Obama: http://5wcw.org/. The 4th World Conference on […]

UN Commission on the Status of Women: “Blue is the New Pink: Gender Equality through Men and Boys”

One of the sessions I attended at the UN Commission on the Status of Women highlighted the need to break gender stereotypes for men and boys, as well as for women and girls, in order to achieve gender equality. Speakers emphasized that stereotypical “masculine” and “feminine” images are damaging to everyone. Stereotypes of “masculinity” are […]

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