Feminist work in religion is being done worldwide. However, the ability to access tools and resources that make this work possible is not equal or just. A group of feminist scholars, clergy, and activists identified this need at the Summer Forum 2008, “Feminist Theologies: Heritage and Future,” sponsored by WATER and Feminist Issues in Religion, Inc., and now seek to meet it with the creation of the SOAR: Sharing Our Academic Resources.
SOAR enables colleagues around the globe to share resources and seeks to ensure that the right tools are in places where they are needed most. SOAR facilitates the exchange of recent books and periodicals from the U.S. and Canada to feminist institutions that do not have them, and similarly, the donation of work from feminist scholars in other countries, such as India, to WATER. With these resources housed at an educational center like WATER, they will be more accessible to scholars in North America.
To make these important exchanges possible, we need your help in sharing your academic resources. SOAR seeks new or used books (books with some highlighting, underlining, and noted margins are welcome) and copies of contemporary periodicals in the fields of women’s studies, feminist and womanist theology, gender and religion; classic texts from non-Christian traditions in theology and religion and women’s studies; and journal subscriptions for print copies of relevant periodicals.
If you wish to donate a subscription, please contact Evangeline Anderson-Rajkumar of United Theological College in Bangalore, India, at firstname.lastname@example.org, regarding specific titles and mailing information.
All other donations can be sent to:
1713 Pontiac Trail
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(Please Note: You will find that Media Mail through the U.S. Postal Service is the least expensive way to send books within the U.S. For this rate, you may only send books, journals, or electronic media.)
SOAR will take care of shipping the books to India through the Theological Book Network in Grand Rapids, Michigan.