Promote the Human Dignity of Women

by Shalini Mulackal (first posted June 2009) So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Gen 1:27). Introduction Not everything is good and life-enhancing for majority of Indian women. On the occasion of International Women's Day, it is good to ponder: How … Continue reading Promote the Human Dignity of Women

Will Women Priests Change the Church?

by Virginia Saldanha first posted February 10, 2011 A new documentary, "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican," starts the conversation... By Mary E. Hunt Pink smoke gets in your eyes Mary E. Hunt, Ph.D., is a feminist theologian who is co-founder and co-director of the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER) in Silver Spring, … Continue reading Will Women Priests Change the Church?

Women, Break Through the Ceiling to Freedom (a poem by Bernadeen) Silva)

Bernadeen Silva with Lieve Troch. Bernadeen in the picture still has some of the make-up for the part of the innocent 12 year old whose part she played in a skit presented during the 3rd EWA conference in Colombo in 2007 January. In the skit, the little girl had just begun to menstruate, so is … Continue reading Women, Break Through the Ceiling to Freedom (a poem by Bernadeen) Silva)

A disturbing term, Feminism: “What’s in a name….?” by Chris Burke

By Chris Burke (first posted January 2005) Chris Burke discusses the key aspects of feminism and asks if it is possible to be Christian and feminist: “I am not a feminist, but…” Sometimes feminist is used as a put-down, sometimes as a hammer, other times as a badge of honour. In seeking to avoid it, … Continue reading A disturbing term, Feminism: “What’s in a name….?” by Chris Burke

Guide Our Feet on the Way of Peace (Luke 1:79)

by Lilith Usog Reflections on the dissonance between the biblical peace and the stories of women and children in war torn countries. Introduction To talk about peace when we are faced with conflict situations seems to be an ambitious task. But strengthened by our Christian ideals and resources from other Oriental religion we are still … Continue reading Guide Our Feet on the Way of Peace (Luke 1:79)

Feminization of Poverty as Economic Violence

by Lilith Usog A puzzling sight, which bothers me as I ply the main thoroughfares of Manila are young girls peddling sampaguita leis and old people begging. Another is a mother mixing coffee or selling congee at the sidewalk while breast-feeding an infant. Still another desperate sight is the convertible pushcart – a mobile store/rolling … Continue reading Feminization of Poverty as Economic Violence