From Executive Director David Dykes:
“See Jane Run! Run, Jane! Run!”
In 1984 Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman ever nominated for U.S. vice president by a major political party. A barrier had been broken and eyes were beginning to open. Then ... Ferraro “crossed a religious line” and spoke in support of women and “choice.” Today, with the current political climate, women’s rights as equal citizens of this country are in jeopardy. Most of our religious language ignores the presence of women by use of...
SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW_Why Can’t I
Another massacre. Another opportunity for this nation to take responsibility for the unnecessary loss of life. Another week of our news networks showing over and over again the carnage left by hate. The brutal slaying of innocent lives in Orlando is the result of provoked anger and an implausible lack of gun regulation in this country. PETER LAARMAN in yesterday’s Religion Dispatches, offers his reflection of the continued consequences of...
“LEMONADE” _ The Black Woman’s Unremitting Heartache
How have they done it? How do they continue to do it? How do black women endure life’s excruciating struggles and come forth with a whole heart and a sure soul? How do black women seem to find hope in the midst of brutal pain? Can the black woman’s strength be found in the spiritual life? Are her stories of pain and grief, depression and despair, hopelessness and...