Can God Wear High-Heels? A Conversation Toward a Better Understanding of God’s Nature

Abstract of the paper by Marilou Menezes, India/USA In Catholicism, apart from Mary, it is difficult to find an expression of the feminine that is on the same level of importance as the Trinity. While the Godhead is transcendent in quality and is the divinity that all of the faithful should be worshipping (in terms … Continue reading Can God Wear High-Heels? A Conversation Toward a Better Understanding of God’s Nature

Pauline Body in 1 Corinthians — a Metaphor of the Whole Human Being and the Christian Community

Abstract of the paper by Nozomi Miura, Japan The image of body runs through the First Epistle to the Corinthians, providing a coherent imagery throughout the letter. The basic problem that caused most of the Corinthian community's misunderstandings and deviations from genuine Christianity, derived from its Greek philosophical/religious context which distorted the original Judeo-Christian understanding … Continue reading Pauline Body in 1 Corinthians — a Metaphor of the Whole Human Being and the Christian Community

The Gender Identity of the Reader of Ezekiel Chapter 16 Does Matter

Ezekiel Chapter 16 presents the analogy of a nymphomaniac harlot to contrast the unfaithful Israel with the magnanimous love of God. If the chapter were to be made into a movie the explicit and graphic descriptions would probably place the production under the category of a restricted film for adults only if not pornography! Ezekiel … Continue reading The Gender Identity of the Reader of Ezekiel Chapter 16 Does Matter

Ecological Approach Towards Re – Defying Sexuality of Women in the Context of Building Bridges East and West

Abstract of the paper by Dzintra Ilishko, Latvia, Eastern Europe (ESWTR representative) The Western world sees the universe as the machine where clear lines are drawn between spirit and body, human and nonhuman, objective and subjective, reason and passion. This leads to deep ecological crises which educators can try to overcome by developing a new … Continue reading Ecological Approach Towards Re – Defying Sexuality of Women in the Context of Building Bridges East and West

EWA 2: Day 1, November 16, 2004

Based on notes by Marini de Livera, The morning session commenced with a liturgy portraying the creation of woman and thanking God for our bodies. Subsequently, with Christine Burke, Continuity Committee Member and conference facilitator, the participants in groups were invited to share their views on the theme of the conference. Notes on group reactions … Continue reading EWA 2: Day 1, November 16, 2004