June 2013 Ritual: Summer Solstice

By Diann L. Neu | Draw in fulfillment, passion, and abundance from the gifts of Earth.

July 10 Teleconference with Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Dr_Grace_Ji-Sun_Kim_3 2"Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit" Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 1 pm - 2 pm EDT Grace Ji-Sun Kim’s theological interest is in the area of Constructive Theology, Feminist Theology, and Asian Theology. Her teaching and research center on giving a voice to the marginalized and those on the underside of history. Her new book Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit (Palgrave Pivot) examines how globalism, colonialism, and consumerism have caused unjust suffering (han) for the earth’s exploited peoples and lands.

June 13 Around the WATER Office: Meet Our Summer Interns!

Wondering why WATER has been flowing faster than usual? With 3 new interns in the office along with our year long Loretto Volunteer Wendy Mallette, the pace has quickened, and the possibilities are endless. So if you’ve been dying to put a face to the voice who answered the office phone, the signature on that letter, or the worker behind website updates,

June 6: Volunteers in Global Service—The First Volunteer

The first Volunteer in Global Service fulfilled the group’s mission with generosity, skill, and style.

Celebrating WATER's 30th Anniversary 1983-2013

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Join WATER in celebrating over 30 years of using feminist religious values to create social change! Watch this 3 minute video that highlights programs of the Alliance's 30-year history. Thank you for being a part of WATER's history!

Join Us in Celebrating WATER's 30th Anniversary, 1983-2013

Pour yourself a glass of water, and join us in toasting WATER’s 30th Anniversary!

Raise your glass, and give thanks that thirty years ago Divine Wisdom called us to gather a dozen women, respond to a need, and create WATER. Cheers!

Journey Towards Reimagination: Society of Race, Ethnicity and Religion by Grace Ji-Sun Kim

gmd_2948Grace Ji-Sun Kim will be presenting at our teleconference July 10th on “Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit.” Originally Posted on Feminist Studies in Religion Much of my personal life intersects with race, religion, and gender issues.  In some ways, the word intersects is too gentle.  Perhaps collide better captures what occurs in my life as an Asian North American woman theologian, writer, minister, and mother.  As I try to engage in theological dialogue, live in community with the dominant, unfamiliar culture, and raise my kids with concerns on how to be just in this world, I realize that the lives of all people, especially people of color, collide and clash with others on the critical issues of race, religion, and gender.

June 12 Teleconference with Monica A. Coleman

MonicaColeman“Third Wave Womanist Religious Thought” Wednesday, June 12 1 PM – 2 PM (EDT) Monica Coleman’s writings focus on the role of faith in addressing critical social issues. She writes about church responses to sexual violence in The Dinah Project: A Handbook for Congregational Response to Sexual Violence. In Making a Way Out of No Way: A Womanist Theology, Dr. Coleman discusses inter-religious responses to the joys and pains of black women’s lives. She is the co-editor of Creating Women’s Theologies: A Movement Engaging Process Thought. In her most recent edited work, Ain’t I a Womanist Too?: Third Wave Womanist Religious Thought (Fortress Press, May 2013), Monica traces this new movement within religious studies with deep roots in the tradition of womanist religious thought while also departing from it in key ways.