October 18 Executive Summary from A Report of Catholic Feminist Movement Building Conference

Call To Action (CTA) and the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER) co-convened a group of Catholic feminist thought leaders at the Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours in Maryland from July 8-11, 2012. With theologians, media professionals, ministers, and activists at the table, the convening created the environment for a broad analysis of the current Catholic feminist movement and the creative cultivation of ideas for the movement’s future.

Ongoing - WATER CFC Approved Charity #23819

If you participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), please consider designating WATER, the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual, as a recipient of your generosity. The CFC allows federal employees to make cost-efficient donations to support its approved charities.

October 7 WATER Honors Sister Joan Chatfield!

At the request of her dear friend Renate Rose, WATER honors Sr. Joan Chatfield, MM for her ecumenical work. Joan celebrated her 80th Birthday on October 7, 2012. Happy Birthday, Joan!

October 5 Mary E. Hunt Highlighted on Feminism and Religion Blog

As a Catholic feminist theologian, activist, teacher, and writerMary Hunt has made a massive impact in the field of feminism and religion. Following the completion of her graduate education (MA, Harvard Divinity School, M.Div., Jesuit School of Theology, Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union), Mary recognized a strong need for theological, liturgical, and ethical development by and for women and responded by co-foundingWATER (The Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Water) in 1983. Over the last 3+ decades, she has been instrumental in addressing social injustice and creating change in religion and community.

November 14 Teleconference with Margaret R. Miles

“Imagining the Intelligent Body” Join us for an exciting conversation on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 1 PM (EST) with Margaret Miles about her forthcoming work on imagining the intelligent body. She takes off from her highly praised book Augustine and the Fundamentalist’s Daughter to explore how the intelligent body differs from the usual Western formulation of the rational mind. She will offer a feminist approach to moving beyond the body/soul dualism to a more wholistic way of living.

November 8 A Ritual for LGBTQI Justice

Post-Election Virtual Ritual  Ritual and Resources for Post-Campaign Join…