WATERtalks:

Feminist Conversations in Religion Series


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(l to r) Clarafrancie Cromer, Mary Ann Kaiser, Mary E. Hunt, Emily Cohen, and Yvette Joy Harris during a WATERtalk with Anne Joh on “Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality: Integrating the Diverse Politics of Identity into Our Theology.”

Background

The Feminist Conversations in Religion Series is a monthly meeting of minds, free and open to the public. For over five years, we have facilitated the sharing of great ideas, and enjoyed witnessing leading scholars and ministers as they share their research and experiences. These meetings have included a wide cross-section of people from many different traditions and backgrounds. Each month, people call in from across the globe to join the dialogue: to learn something new, to be encouraged, and to keep up on the latest publications and happenings in the world of feminism and religion. WATER is proud to offer these valuable and exciting opportunities on a regular basis.

Typically hosted by Mary E. Hunt, the format includes a 20-25 minute presentation by a featured guest, followed by a Q&A session. Recordings and transcripts of the conversations are available below at no cost. We invite you to use them as educational resources.


Upcoming WATERtalks

June 8, 2016 at 1pm ET with Joan Chittister (Register Here)


Archives

Past WATERtalks, along with their notes, are available for download. Please consider making a donation for use of these valuable resources. Click on the audio headset to access the audio; click on the book to access the follow-up notes.

 Speaker  Topic  Audio  Text  Video
Rita Nakashima Brock
May 2016
“Women in the Military: Implications for Trauma Studies  headphones  book  
Susan Thistlethwaite
April 2016
“Women’s Bodies as Battlefield   headphones  book  
Carol Adams porch swing pic Carol J Adams
March 2016
“Witnessing Against Violence: 25 Years after the Sexual Politics of Meat   headphones  book  
Joanna Brooks
February 2016
“Mormon Feminism: The Forty Years We Celebrate, The Forty Years Ahead   headphones  book  
Grace Y. Kao
January 2016
“Introducing Asian American Christian Ethics  headphones  book  
Beverly Lanzetta
December 2015
“Interfaith Contemplation: A Path That Shaped My Life  headphones  book  
Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas
November 2015
“Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God  headphones  book  bfa_video-camera_simple-black_512x512
Rebecca Parrish, Chris Schenk, Simone Campbell
October 2015
“Creating Radical Grace  headphones  book
Sandy-Boucher Sandy Boucher
September 2015
“She Appears! Encounters with Kwan Yin, Goddess of Compassion  headphones  book
Aisha Beliso-de Jesús
July 2015
Gender, Sexuality, and Feminism in Afro-Cuban Religions  headphones  book
Margaret McCarthy and Mary Ann Zollman
June 2015
“Power of Sisterhood: Women Religious Tell the Story of the Apostolic Visitation  headphones  book
Reverend Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson
June 2015
“The Things That Shaped Me: A Queer, Christian, Feminist Faith Activist!  headphones  book
Xochitl Alvizo, Gina Messina-Dysert, Rosemary Ruether
May 2015
Feminism and Religion in the 21st Century: Technology, Dialogue, & Expanding Borders  headphones  book
Namsoon Kang
April 2015
Where Are You FROM and Where ARE You? Cosmopolitan and Diasporic Modes of Thinking and Acting  headphones  book
Jann Aldredge-Clanton
March 2015
“She Lives! Sophia Wisdom Works in the World!  headphones  book
Rita Gross
January 2015
“Religious Diversity: What’s the Problem?  headphones  book
Mary E. Hunt, Kecia Ali, and Monique Moultrie
December 2014
“A Guide for Women in Religion  headphones  book
Kate Kelly
November 2014
“Girls Just Wanna Have FUN-damental Human Rights  headphones  book
Theresa_Kane_RightSize_Replacement Theresa Kane
October 2014
“Making History, Making Change: A Conversation with Theresa Kane  headphones  book
Marie and Debra Collage3 Marie Alford-Harkey and Rev. Debra W. Haffner
October 2014
“Bisexuality: Making the Invisible Visible in Faith Communities  headphones  book
Andrea Smith
September 2014
“Addressing Violence
Against Women of Color”
 headphones  book
Darlene-ODell-495x400 Darlene O’Dell
July 2014
“The Story of the Philadelphia Eleven:
Women’s Ordination History
 headphones  book
carter heyward Carter Heyward
June 2014
“The Power of a Woman’s Voice:
The Legacy of Sue Hyatt”
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Cynthia Tootle Cynthia Tootle
May 2014
“Greeting the Goddess headphones book
margaret-mann Margaret Mann
April 2014
“Life is Tough, Deal with It headphones book
Anne E Patrick Anne E. Patrick
March 2014
“Conscience and Calling: Ethical
Reflections
 on Catholic
Women’s Church Vocations”
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Talking Taboo Part Two Grace Biskie,
Gina Messina-Dysert,
Tara Woodard-Lehman,
and Katey Zeh
February 2014
“Talking Taboo” Part Two headphones book
Talking Taboo Robyn Henderson-Espinoza
and Erin Lane
January 2014
“Talking Taboo” Part One headphones book

Archives


“Is Moral Economy Possible?”Keri Day
Teleconference with Keri Day, December 2013
Download the audio recording here.
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Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation
Teleconference with Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, November 2013
Download the audio recording here.


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“Contemplation: An Invitation to Faith-filled Feminists”
Teleconference with Nancy Sylvester, October 2013
Download the audio recording here.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“The Sexuality of God” 
Teleconference with Linn Marie Tonstad, September 2013
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“Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit” 
Teleconference with Grace Ji-Sun Kim, July 2013
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MonicaColeman

“Third Wave Womanist Religious Thought”
Teleconference with Monica A. Coleman, June 2013
Download the audio recording here. Click here to read the notes.
“Must I be Womanist Too?” by Monica A. Coleman, 2011 (PDF)


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“A Century of Creative Feminist Leadership in Religion” 
Teleconference with Marie M. Fortune, Jeanette Stokes, Mary E. Hunt, and Diann L. Neu, May 2013
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Click here to read the notes.


“In Search of Healing: Confronting Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence”
Teleconference with Gina Messina-Dysert, April 2013
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“Rape and Spiritual Death” by Gina Messina-Dysert, 2012 (PDF)
“Military Moral Injury: Un Cri du Coeur” by Amy Blumenshine shared to continue discussion (PDF)


“Catholic Patriarchy: What the Papal Transition Means and What Feminists Can Do About It” 
Teleconference with Mary E. Hunt, March 2013
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1438156_72620363“Teleconference Town Meeting”
Teleconference with you and WATER colleagues, February 2013
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“Goddess and God after Feminism: What is the Nature of Divine Power” 
Teleconference with Carol P. Christ, January 2013
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Click here to read the notes.


“Translating Womanism into Pedagogical Praxis”
Teleconference with Katie G. Cannon, December 2012
Download the audio recording here.
Click here to read the notes.
“Translating Womanism into Pedagogical Praxis” by Katie G. Cannon, April 1997 (PDF)


“Imagining the Intelligent Body”
Teleconference with Margaret R. Miles, November 2012
Download the audio recording here.
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“HIV/AIDS and Christian Marriage in East Africa”
Teleconference with Melissa Browning, October 2012
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“God After Feminism”
Teleconference with Judith Plaskow, September 2012
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“Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History”
Teleconference with Teresa Berger, July 2012
Download the audio recording here.
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Queering the Human Situation”
Teleconference with Nikki Young, June 2012
Download the audio recording here.
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 “What No Longer Serves Us”
Teleconference with Melanie Morrison and Julia Watts Belser, May 2012
Download the audio recording here.
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“Transforming Vision”
Teleconference with Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, April 2012
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“The Sexual Politics of Meat”
Teleconference with Carol Adams, March 2012
Download the audio recording here.
Click here to read the notes.


“Journey of the Universe”
Teleconference with Mary Evelyn Tucker, February 2012
Download the audio recording here.
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“Occupying Paradise”
Teleconference with Rita Nakashima Brock, January 2012
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“Breaking Through the Stained Glass Ceiling: Women Religious Leaders in Their Own Words”
Teleconference with Maureen Fiedler, December 2011
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“Beyond Slavery: Overcoming Its Religious and Sexual Legacies”
Teleconference with Bernadette Brooten, November 2011
Download the audio recording here.
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“Our Voices: Loud and Clear”
Teleconference with Eleanor Moody-Shepherd, October 2011
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Click here to read the notes.


“Embodied Theology in a Digital Age”
Teleconference with Meg Riley, September 2011
Unfortunately, the audio was lost.
Click here to read the notes.


“Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being”
Teleconference with M. Shawn Copeland, July 2011
Download the audio recording here.
Click here to read the notes.


“Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality: Integrating the Diverse Politics of Identity into Our Theology”
Teleconference with Anne Joh, June 2011
Download the audio recording here.
Click here to read the notes.


“Suffering and Salvation in Ciudad Juarez”
Teleconference with Nancy Pineda-Madrid, May 2011
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“What Does Queerness Have to Do With Feminism?: A Conversation on Queer and Feminist Theologies”
Teleconference with Patrick Cheng, April 2011
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“Searching for an Ethic: Sexuality, Children, and Moral Agency”
Teleconference with Kate Ott, March 2011
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“Asian American Women and Renewal of Preaching”
Teleconference with Eunjoo Mary Kim, February 2011
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“Where Are You Really From? An Asian American Feminist Biblical Scholar Reflects on Her Guild”
Teleconference with Gale A. Yee, January 2011
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“The Future of Feminist Scripture Studies”
Teleconference with Shelly Matthews, December 2010
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“Trans Gifts”
Teleconference with Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, November 2010
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“Crossing Borders: Feminist Christianity in Latin America”
Teleconference with Wanda Deifelt, October 2010
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“What Does Antiracist Feminist Christian Social Ethics Look Like?”
Teleconference with Traci C. West, September 2010
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“Feminist Theology in Theological Education”
Teleconference with Rosemary Radford Ruether, July 2010
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“This Is My Body: Feminist Ministries at the Grassroots”
Teleconference with Victoria Rue, June 2010
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“Being An Evangelical Christian Feminist Today”
Teleconference with Letha Dawson Scanzoni, 2010
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Mary Daly—A Feminist’s Feminist” 
Teleconference with Mary E. Hunt, April 2010
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“Brigit of Ireland: Spirit of Old Europe”
Teleconference with Mary Condren, February 2010
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“Just Too Busy: No Time to Do Anything I Really Like to Do?”
Teleconference with Kwok Pui-lan, 2010
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“What Feminist Ministers Need to Know about LGBTQ Issues” 
Teleconference with Mary E. Hunt, 2010
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“Healing Rituals”
Teleconference with Diann L. Neu, 2010
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Marie Fortune

“Feminist Ministry and Sexual Violence”
Teleconference with Rev. Marie M. Fortune, June 2009
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Emilie Townes“Theological Education for Feminist Ministry”
Teleconference with Dr. Emilie M. Townes, June 2009
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