by Shalini Mulackal (first posted June 2009) So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Gen 1:27). Introduction Not everything is good and life-enhancing for majority of Indian women. On the occasion of International Women's Day, it is good to ponder: How … Continue reading Promote the Human Dignity of Women
by Virginia Saldanha first posted February 10, 2011 A new documentary, "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican," starts the conversation... By Mary E. Hunt Pink smoke gets in your eyes Mary E. Hunt, Ph.D., is a feminist theologian who is co-founder and co-director of the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER) in Silver Spring, … Continue reading Will Women Priests Change the Church?
by Julia Ong How can it be I am a virgin? How can it be I am an atheist, agnostic, humanistic, a sinner? How can it be without evidence, without prove? How can it be that my new born son would bring me hurt like a stabbed wound? How can it be that … Continue reading Has God-consciousness been born yet?
by Julia Ong (first posted August 2013) Fed by a woman's blood Cradled in her placenta Struggled out of her womb insignificantly among the lowly just like any baby Fed thousands by Providence Cared for by women friends Struggled in the milieu of humanity despicable among the condemned just like any dissident Fed his friends … Continue reading What God is This?
Bernadeen Silva with Lieve Troch. Bernadeen in the picture still has some of the make-up for the part of the innocent 12 year old whose part she played in a skit presented during the 3rd EWA conference in Colombo in 2007 January. In the skit, the little girl had just begun to menstruate, so is … Continue reading Women, Break Through the Ceiling to Freedom (a poem by Bernadeen) Silva)
By Chris Burke (first posted January 2005) Chris Burke discusses the key aspects of feminism and asks if it is possible to be Christian and feminist: “I am not a feminist, but…” Sometimes feminist is used as a put-down, sometimes as a hammer, other times as a badge of honour. In seeking to avoid it, … Continue reading A disturbing term, Feminism: “What’s in a name….?” by Chris Burke
by Julia Ong (first posted January 2010) I have a friend who was teaching in an all girls school. She has been having difficulty with her class of girls. She despised them for the problems they were giving her so she kept consoling herself that God has given her sons and not daughters. Her class … Continue reading JESUS CAME AS A PRECIOUS GIRL CHILD THIS EPIPHANY
by Virginia Saldanha It's not always like this for women and yet the poem brings out the excruciatingly painful reality of too many women. Even if I have reason to celebrate, even if it is another woman's body being sold, raped, battered, abused - somehow, that other woman's body is my body too. What is … Continue reading What is this Woman’s Body?
by Lilith Usog Reflections on the dissonance between the biblical peace and the stories of women and children in war torn countries. Introduction To talk about peace when we are faced with conflict situations seems to be an ambitious task. But strengthened by our Christian ideals and resources from other Oriental religion we are still … Continue reading Guide Our Feet on the Way of Peace (Luke 1:79)
by Lilith Usog A puzzling sight, which bothers me as I ply the main thoroughfares of Manila are young girls peddling sampaguita leis and old people begging. Another is a mother mixing coffee or selling congee at the sidewalk while breast-feeding an infant. Still another desperate sight is the convertible pushcart – a mobile store/rolling … Continue reading Feminization of Poverty as Economic Violence