feminist theology

  • 1 Nov 2013

    The World Council of Churches 10th Assembly being held in Busan, Republic of Korea (30 October - 8 November 2013), is continuing the 60-year WCC campaign for advocacy of gender justice. The Council, in partnership with Korean women, has designed an encounter space – Umulga SHe-Space in the Madang exhibition hall at the WCC assembly. J. Ayana McCalman introduces the concept and the fresh space it opens up for conversation and action around gender justice.

  • 23 Oct 2013

    "A day taking the hierarchy out of gender" is how our partners the Anabaptist Network and Mennonite Trust (in association with Peace Church and Woodbrooke College) are describing their event on Saturday 26 October 2013 at the International Mission Centre (IMC) in Birmingham.

  • 14 Aug 2013

    The high-profile Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) began its latest assembly in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday 13 August.

  • 16 Jun 2013

    A young woman from Botswana has called on churches to affirm the dignity of women amid the realities of HIV and AIDS and sexual violence.

  • 21 Aug 2012

    An Edinburgh festival discussion has sought to look at how women’s experience can reshape what gets labelled ‘religion’ in fresh, positive ways.

  • 21 Aug 2012

    Women's' experience and feminist theology has asked deep and difficult questions about the role of women within and across all of the world's religions.

  • 19 Apr 2012

    Key aspects of Christian (and notably Christendom) tradition have been used to cement or justify women's oppression. But dismissing Christianity simply as something to be thankfully consigned to history means consigning all the achievements of women who have identified themselves as Christian alongside it, says Alison Jasper. From this perspective, all Christian women are victims if not collaborators. A rounder picture is needed.

  • 10 Apr 2012

    When governments are displaced they can persist within contemporary states as ‘religions’ that maintain their patriarchal origins and character, says Professor Naomi Goldenberg. Since women’s challenges to male domination have only met with some success in recent times within fairly contemporary forms of statecraft, if earlier states known as ‘religions’ are allowed too much authority over domains such as ‘the family’ or ‘the home,’ women will be the losers, she argues.

  • 9 Mar 2011

    Global commemorations of International Women's Day have included a public call for reading the Bible "through a gender lens".

  • 14 Sep 2010

    Finland's first female Lutheran bishop has been consecrated at a service in Helsinki Cathedral. She said both Church and society need to strengthen trust.