Boarding School Healing Project, a coalition of several organizations around the country, seeks to document Native boarding school abuses so that Native communities can begin healing from boarding school abuses and demand justice.
Call To Action-USA (CTA) is an independent national organization of over 22,000 people and 40 local organizations who believe the Spirit of God is at work in the whole church, not just in its appointed leaders.
Catholics For Choice (CFC) is an advocacy group for women’s reproductive health.
Center for Feminist Theology and Ministry in Japan intends on “doing theology” through integrating Christian theology and ministry from feminist perspectives. We hope to raise voices of the marginalized, especially those of women, through participating in global and inter-religious dialogues.
Chicago Women-Church is an egalitarian faith community that creates and celebrates ritual.
href=”http://www.cloutsisters.org/home/” target=”_blank”>Christian Lesbians OUT (CLOUT) is a solidarity movement nationally and internationally celebrating the miracle of being lesbian, out, and Christian.
href=”http://www.creativewomanartist.com/index.htm” target=”_blank”>Creative Woman Artist, Dina Cormick, focuses on women’s art and women’s spirituality, linking her passions of art, theology and feminism.
href=”http://www.dignity-chicago.com/” target=”_blank”>Dignity Chicago is not only a Catholic reform organization, but also a consistent and key contributor to the local community and the national organization. Dignity/Chicago is the third longest serving DignityUSA chapter.
FaithTrust Institute, formerly the Center for Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence, offers a wide range of services and resources, including training, consultation, and educational materials to provide communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse.
Foundation for the Advancement of Women in Religion (FAWR) is a charitable organization that raises funds for women who are engaged in progressive scholarship and practice in areas related to religion.
Global Ministries commits to a shared life in Christ and to an ecumenical global sharing of resources and prophetic vision of a just and peaceful world order, joining with God’s concern for the poor and oppressed. This commitment will be reflected in common decision-making for mission program which will visibly witness to the oneness of mission in and through the Church of Jesus Christ.
Harvard Pluralism Project’s Women’s Multi-Faith Networks since 2001 has convened a series of multi-religious consultations with women leaders, activists, and academics. In giving voice to women who are developing new forms of civic and religious leadership, these events have provided a much-needed forum where participants have forged new linkages and identified common ground. WATER has participated in a number of these meetings.
Human Rights Campaign Foundation is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry (IREPM), Boston College, is committed to promoting an atmosphere of mutuality and collaboration among its students, faculty, and administration and seeks to educate students for academic and professional competence in religious education and pastoral ministry, provide resources for the continuing education of ministers, and foster spiritual formation and the opportunities and abilities for human interaction, theological reflection, and personal transformation that are needed by leaders in today’s church.
Institute for Thealogy and Deasophy is a research center dedicated to charting and further developing the fields of thealogy, deasophy, and their relationship to feminist theory and praxis.
Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) is a grassroots non-profit organization established in 1997 to educate and advocate for women’s increased participation in Orthodox Jewish life and to create a community for women and men dedicated to such change. An invaluable resource for a community constantly balancing tradition and modernity, JOFA is guided by the principal that halakhic Judaism offers many opportunities for observant Jewish women to enhance their ritual observance and to increase their participation in communal leadership.
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (JFSR), Inc. is a channel for the publication of feminist scholarship in religion and a forum for discussion and dialogue among women and men of differing feminist perspectives. The JFSR has two communities of accountability: the academy, in which it is situated, and the feminist movement, from which it draws its nourishment and vision. Its editors are committed to rigorous thinking and analysis in the service of the transformation of religious studies
as a discipline and the feminist transformation of religious and cultural institutions.
Leaven provides resources and education in the areas of feminism, anti-racism, spiritual development, and sexual justice.
Moving Traditions inspires people to draw on Judaism at key lifecycle moments and stages – such as birth, adolescence, marriage, parenting, aging, and death. The Moving Traditions logo incorporates the Hebrew word masorot, or “traditions.” Every generation reshapes Jewish tradition – and in that way, it remains relevant. Our contemporary awareness of gender and diversity calls us to move tradition forward, while remaining true to Judaism’s profoundly moving traditions.
Mount Saint Agnes Theological Center for Women is
located in Balitmore, Maryland, USA. Our center is sponsored by the
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, South Central Community.
Pacific, Asian, and North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry (PANAAWTM) brings together Pacific, Asian, and North American Asian women who are interested in theology and ministry.
The Pluralism Project helps Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and the active dissemination of resources. WATER participates in their Women’s Interfaith Work.
RAVE is an initiative that seeks to bring knowledge and social action together to assist families of faith impacted by abuse.
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) brings the moral power of religious communities to ensure reproductive choice through education and advocacy. The Coalition seeks to give clear voice to the reproductive issues of people of color, those living in poverty, and other underserved populations.
Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South (RCWMS) weaves feminism and spirituality into a vision of justice for the world. When they began in 1977, the goal was to support and connect women who understand their lives and work as ministry. Over the years, they have expanded to include a wide variety of programs on feminism, faith, creativity, spirituality, and justice.
Rockhaven is a holistic, transformative center which supports and nurtures the personal quest for self-directed living.
Sophia Smith Collection, Women’s History Manuscripts at Smith College, is home to the WATER archives.
Soulforce supports freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance.
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning Theology and Religion supports teachers of religion and theology in higher education through meetings and workshops, grants, a journal, and other resources to make accessible the scholarship of teaching and learning. All Wabash Center programs are funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.
WITNESS is an ecumenical center working to bring women into fuller leadership in the church.
Convergence (W-CC) is a coalition of twenty-four autonomous Catholic-rooted organizations and communities raising a feminist voice and committed to an ekklesia* of women which is participative, egalitarian, and self governing. (*ekklesia is a masculine form Greek word for “gathering,” women-ekklesia means women have full incorporation. Elizabeth Schuusler-Fiorenze coined the term in her book, Bread Not Stone).
Women’s Justice Coalition is a coalition of organizations working for reform and renewal within the Roman Catholic Church in a variety of ways. Catholics Speak Out, a program of the Quixote Center, coordinates the coalition. The Report Card Project will rate the U.S. bishops’ progress on meeting certain measurable benchmarks to hold the bishops accountable for their promise to find alternative
ways for women to exercise leadership in the church.
Women’s Ordination Conference (WOC) works for the ordination of women as priests and bishops into a renewed priestly ministry in the Roman Catholic church.
Women Scholars of Religion and Theology (WSRT) was founded in 1992 with a commitment to facilitating networks among women scholars of religion and theology with a view to supporting, encouraging, and promoting their work in the Asia/Pacific region and beyond.