Program Details and Online Recordings
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Wednesday • 17 June 2009
Liberation Beyond Borders:
Dalit Feminist Hermeneutics and Four Gospel Women
A conversation with Surekha Nelavala and Mary Kate Birge
Learn about Dalit theology from a feminist perspective. Surekha Nelavala, author of “Liberation Beyond Borders: Dalit Feminist Hermeneutics and Four Gospel Women,” received her doctorate from Drew University. Her thesis provides a starting point for conversation with Mary Kate Birge, a New Testament scholar who received her doctorate from The Catholic University of America.
These colleagues will discuss Dalit feminist theology, how it shapes feminist scriptural studies, and its implications for feminist ministry.
Theological Education for Feminist Ministry
A conference call with Emilie Townes
Talk with an expert on theological education to learn what’s happening! Emilie M. Townes is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale Divinity School. She is also an ordained American Baptist minister.
We will ask Emilie to give us a sense of “the big picture” in theological education—where the action is, what new offerings are available. We’ll ask specifically what feminists need to know, what not to miss, what to avoid, and how to make it through the rigors of academic and practical preparation for feminist ministry.
Thursday • 18 June 2009
Challenges for Feminist Ministers
A conversation with Cindy Lapp and Mari Castellanos
Discuss challenges facing feminist ministers. Cindy Lapp, pastor of Hyattsville Mennonite Church, is a feminist minister with deep roots in her tradition and an equally deep commitment to justice. Cindy will be joined by Mari Castellanos, who is ordained in the United Church of Christ. She serves on the staff of the UCC Justice and Witness Ministries Washington, DC, office.
Cindy and Mari will discuss the challenges involved in bringing a prophetic voice to the real world of the congregation, denomination, and other people of good will who resist progressive, inclusive ministry. Questions include:
Feminist Ministry and Sexual Violence
A conference call with Marie Fortune
Learn about both pastoral and prophetic dimensions of work with survivors of sexual/domestic violence. Marie Fortune, founder and senior analyst at the FaithTrust Institute, will join WATER’s feminist ministry educational program for a conference call responding to questions on this topic, including:
“Brigit of Ireland: Spirit of Old Europe”
Teleconference with Mary Condren
“Mary Daly—A Feminist’s Feminist”
Teleconference with Mary E. Hunt