As the global community honours the work, struggles and achievements of women on International Women’s Day, says Lesley Crosson, one way to spotlight their status and the issues they face is to look at recovery efforts underway in earthquake-stricken Haiti.
How can women most powerfully embody their vocational calling when also attending to the care of their own bodies? Courtney Wilder looks at a blog that probes this question in a highly amusing but also pastoral and insightful way.
On the International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women, the World Council of Churches announced a series of Lent study resources for groups who want to do their bit to end violence against women.
In the continuing quest for gender equality in the world, a group of young women have been working at the United Nations to expand the message that theology which emphasises equality is essential to real progress.
War and military service can be a male attractant, says Jill Segger. If we will work with the grain of male nature wherever conscience permits and be honest in respecting its virtues, we will hold a better chance of being heard when we are compelled to stand against it.
Respected mental health charity Mind has this week published a disturbing new report presenting evidence that the recession is having an adverse affect on men’s mental health, in particular. It dovetails with a week of awareness-raising.