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“On Having to Choose: Scholar or Activist” by Mary Ann Kaiser

This past August, Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Human Rights Campaign hosted a series of workshops on the issue of religion and sexuality. Though I was not actually a part of this event, I was excited about its occurrence for a couple of reasons. First, as the field of queer studies continues to grow in religious academic programs, it is necessary to create space for future scholars to consider their role in discussions of religion and sexuality. I imagined it being incredibly empowering to gather with other students from across the country who are queer, religious, and doing doctoral work. I was also pleased, however, because one of the lectures was given by feminist theologian Dr. Mary E. Hunt entitled “Responsible Academics are Useful Activists.”

What the Bishops Won’t Tell You

Dear Secretary Sebelius,
As progressive Catholic organizations, our social justice tradition compels us to speak out and advocate for the least among us. For that reason, we write urging you to not impose burdensome conscience clauses seeking to limit and, indeed, eliminate access, and dishonor the conscience of those seeking family planning services.

Free Advent Resource

Expecting the Word: A “Words Matter” Daily Devotional Study for Advent

Advent is just around the corner, and if you are looking for a resource to assist in your observance of the season, look no further! Find day-by-day scripture and insightful reflections by scholars and theologians…

November 9 Teleconference

Bernadette Brooten

WATER’s Feminist Conversations in Religion Series continues with Bernadette Brooten as our featured speaker. To register, send the words “register me” to waterstaff@hers.com.