“Let Justice Roll On Like a River!” Christian Feminism Today 2014 Gathering

“Let Justice Roll On Like a River!” The Christian Feminism…

Early Viewing of "Radical Grace"

Erin Saiz Hanna of the Women’s Ordination Conference (WOC), Mary E. Hunt and Diann Neu of WATER enjoyed a rough cut of “Radical Grace” at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in NYC. It is a good look at Sisters Jean Hughes, Chris Schenk, and Simone Campbell who are three of thousands of Catholic women getting on with justice work despite the Vatican’s continued recalcitrance. Kudos to the filmmakers for their creativity. Watch a trailer and learn how to help “kickstart” their production with a donation here.

Rev. Coralie Ling of Melbourne, Australia

The Rev. Coralie Ling is a longtime friend and colleague of WATER. She was the first woman to be ordained in the Methodist Church in Melbourne 1969. Later the Methodists with Presbyterians and Congregationalists formed the Uniting Church in Australia 1977. As a Visiting Scholar and Minister, Coralie graces the office annually for a week, usually en route to the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, to catch up on the latest feminist issues in religion. Her wisdom and laughter most recently brightened the WATER office when she visited in November of 2013 before participating in the Feminist Liberation Theologian’s Network at the AAR meeting in Baltimore. Her special interests are in inter-religious work as well as feminist studies in religion.

New Year Blessing From WATER

We wish you abundant blessings as you celebrate the new year. We thank you for the many ways you work for justice, especially your support for WATER. We assure you that you are well accompanied by many committed colleagues. We embrace you in the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual. We extend to you a greeting of peace.

Sisterhood and Solidarity in Sweden and Iceland

Mary E. Hunt was privileged to offer the keynote lecture at a weekend symposium on “Friendship, Theology and Sisterhood” sponsored by the Seglora Foundation and hosted by the Sigtuna Foundation in Sigtuna, Sweden, November 9-10, 2013. Participants included journalists, ministers, academics,and activists notably WATER Volunteer in Global Service, Ann-Cathrin Jarl.

Happy 90th Birthday, Joyce Ride!

WATER applauds Joyce Ride on the occasion of her 90th birthday, which she celebrated with style in Washington, DC. She was in Washington for the awarding of the Medal of Freedom to her late daughter, the astronaut Sally Ride. Joyce’s passion for justice knows no bounds. She is active in Friends Outside, a group that helps women in prison. She has pushed the Presbyterian Church toward greater inclusion of LGBTIQ people. She stands up and is counted on many struggles. Her marvelous humor and her stalwart support make her a WATER favorite. Ad multos annos, Joyce Ride!

Feminist Liberation Theologians' Network at AAR

Join us during the AAR Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD for the Feminist Liberation Theologians' Network Meeting (M22-300), Friday November 22, 2013 from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM at the Hilton Baltimore-Key 5. All are welcome.

Meehyun Chung Winner of Marga Bührig Award 2013

WATER congratulates feminist liberation theologian colleague Meehyun Chung for receiving the Marga Bührig Award October 2013 in Basel, Switzerland, for her book, Reis und Wasser: Eine feministische Theologie in Korea (Rice and Water: A Feminist Theology in Korea, Frank & Timme, 2012). The award from the Marga Bührig Foundation is given to researchers and authors whose works represent an original contribution to the field of feminist liberation theology and have socio-political relevance.

Happy 80th Birthday Renate Rose!

Renate Rose is a longtime WATER friend and colleague. She is ordained in the United Church of Christ. She has taught scripture in the Philippines where she lived for several years. We wish her well for the years ahead. Have a great celebration at the Haus Friedborn in Rickenbach, Germany where Renate now lives.

WATER Welcomes Loretto Volunteers

WATER hosted the DC Loretto Volunteers on their annual “Take Your Housemate to Work Day.” We were the first stop as they visited their various placement sites. The group shared information about WATER as well as Cathy’s birthday cake!