July 3-4 A Spiritual Gathering For All Women: Claiming Our Roots, Nourishing Our Branches

Dignity ConferenceWednesday, July 3rd, 1 PM - Thursday July 4th, 11 AM Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Avenue South, just off Nicollet Mall downtown. Register at: Women's Retreat on convention registration page: https://conv2013.dignityusa.org/civicrm/event/info?id=41&reset=1. Suggested donation is $25, more if you can, less if you can't! Join us to claim our roots and nourish our branches. For more information: DignityWomen@DignityUSA.org DignityUSA office 800.877.8797 Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER) waterstaff@waterwomensalliance.org or 301.589.2509

April 16 Article about Mary E. Hunt posted on Jann Aldredge-Clayton's Blog

Mary HuntClick to read the article on Jann Aldredge-Claton's blog. "Changing Church: Dr. Mary E. Hunt, Catholic feminist theologian, Co-founder and Co-director of the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER), Silver Spring, Maryland" More than two decades after women-church began, the movement is mature enough to let the needs of the world, not the failings of the institutional church, guide it. . . . It has always been a constructive feminist force that tries to embody what it envisions. Members keep the justice focus sharp by prodding one another to explore hard issues including racism, reproductive choice, homosexuality, and economic justice. . . . Leadership in house churches tends to rotate among participants. Empowering lots of people to be involved is a goal in women-church.

"Con la sobreactuación caritativa no alcanza" por Guadalupe Treibel

 Con Mary E. Hunt Posted originally on Damiselas en Apuros. La…

Report of Feminist Liberation Theologians’ Network

The group looked critically at how members live out their feminist liberation theological commitments in their daily lives.

April 7 In Memory of Her: Ruth Harris, 1920-2013

Ruth Harris, a church leader of extraordinary gifts, died this…

April 24 Teleconference with Gina Messina-Dysert

gmd_2948"In Search of Healing: Confronting Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence" Wednesday, April 24 1 PM - 2 PM (EDT) Gina Messina-Dysert, Ph.D., will begin her new appointment as Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Ursuline College this July and is currently serving as Visiting Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics at Loyola Marymount University and Director of The Center for Women’s Interdisciplinary Research and Education at Claremont Graduate University.  She is also Co-founder and Co-Director of Feminism and Religion, an international project that explores the “F-word” in religion and the intersection between scholarship, activism, and community.

April 9 Happy Birthday, Janis Roihl!

403469_3538794162429_624530858_nWATER wishes Janis Roihl a wonderful 75th birthday. Janis is a networker par excellence whose work on the web keeps many people connected to idea, information, and one another. On this special day, we dedicate our efforts in gratitude for hers. Enjoy, Janis!

April 2013 Ritual: Blessing A Spring Meal

By Diann L. Neu | This meal blessing follows the traditional structure of the Seder.