December 2, 2013
A New Dynamic: Conversations Add Depth to Essays by Catholic Women Theologians By Mary E. Hunt
Originally posted on
National Catholic Reporter
In Mexico City June 18, mothers carry posters of their daughters who disappeared in Ciudad Juárez. The marchers were demanding police investigate the cases of missing women in the border area. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Catholic women theologians work with abundant hope on contested turf. Women, Wisdom, and Witness: Engaging Contexts in Conversation makes clear that they need collegiality to survive. Read more.
December 1, 2013
December Ritual: Telling Love’s Story On World AIDS Day
We are all people living with HIV/AIDS−those who are infected with this virus; those who have lost loved ones; those who care for them, and every one of us struggling to eradicate this disease. HIV/AIDS has changed our lives.
Some of our beloved family members and friends carry or carried in their bodies this debilitating disease. Some have been discriminated against; most have been loved deeply. Each has surely felt anger and pain, hope and fear, support and loneliness. They are here with us now, reminding us that we must respond to AIDS: with love, tears, rage, compassion, hope, and action. Read more.
November 21, 2013
Happy 90th Birthday, Joyce Ride!
WATER applauds Joyce Ride on the occasion of her 90th birthday, which she celebrated with style in Washington, DC. She was in Washington for the awarding of the Medal of Freedom to her late daughter, the astronaut Sally Ride.
Joyce’s passion for justice knows no bounds. She is active in Friends Outside, a group that helps women in prison. She has pushed the Presbyterian Church toward greater inclusion of LGBTIQ people. She stands up and is counted on many struggles. Her marvelous humor and her stalwart support make her a WATER favorite.
Ad multos annos, Joyce Ride! Read more.
November 21, 2013
December 18 Teleconference with Keri Day
“Is Moral Economy Possible?”
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
1 -2 PM EST
Dr. Keri Day is Assistant Professor of Theological and Social Ethics and the Director of the Black Church Studies Program at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. She has her B.S. in Political Science with a minor in Economics. She earned an M.A. in Religion and Ethics from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Religion from Vanderbilt University.
RSVP by sending an email with the words “Register Me Teleconference” by Tuesday, December 17, 2013 to email@example.com in order to receive dial-in information. Read more.
November 21, 2013
December 2 WATER Meditation/Contemplative Prayer
Contemplative Prayer at WATER
with Geralyn McDowell
“To Know the Dark”
Monday, December 2, 2013
7:30 PM (EST)
WATER offers a regular contemplative prayer opportunity each month. This is a communal meditation, a time of silence and reflection followed by a short discussion. You can join us in person at WATER or over the phone. Read more.
November 15, 2013
AAR/SBL Tips for Feminists and Others by Mary E Hunt
Are you getting ready for attending the American Academy of Religion/ Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting? I am. Sometimes my colleagues who are newer to the scene and/or those who come from abroad ask me about how to navigate the meeting.
Here are my top ten bits of common sense advice especially for feminists. I will leave it to other colleagues to advise on how to handle the job market, present a paper, chair a session, deal with the many particularities we all face as we negotiate the meeting on our own terms. But here are some hints for general conference going that might help. They are not meant to be definitive, but to help orient those who want to make the most of their time at an important event. You are investing a great deal of time, money, and energy into it so why not get the max out of it? Read more.
November 12, 2013
In Memory of Her
You can remember or honor someone special or an occasion by giving a donation in their name to WATER’s In Memory of Her Fund. You are invited to send your donation with a check and an accompanying note, or donate on our website via PayPal and send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org honoring your loved one.
Where does “in memory of her” come from? According to Mark (14:9), Jesus said of the faithful woman who anointed him “and truly I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.” Church history has since conveniently forgotten her name. In Memory of Her honors people from all religious or non-religious traditions. Read more.
November 1, 2013
November Thanksgiving Ritual: Return Blessings by Diann L. Neu
This is the season of harvesting.
This is a time of giving thanks for
all good blessings.
Lift your spirit and give thanks.
Lift your voice and return blessings for life. Read more.
October 31, 2013
Feminist Liberation Theologians’ Network at AAR
Join us during the AAR Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD for the Feminist Liberation Theologians’ Network Meeting (M22-300), Friday November 22, 2013 from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM at the Hilton Baltimore-Key 5. All are welcome. Read more.
October 31, 2013
Meehyun Chung Winner of Marga Bührig Award 2013
WATER congratulates feminist liberation theologian colleague Meehyun Chung for receiving the Marga Bührig Award October 2013 in Basel, Switzerland, for her book, Reis und Wasser: Eine feministische Theologie in Korea (Rice and Water: A Feminist Theology in Korea, Frank & Timme, 2012). The award from the Marga Bührig Foundation is given to researchers and authors whose works represent an original contribution to the field of feminist liberation theology and have socio-political relevance. Read more.