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Justice & the Authority of the Past

Originally posted on WIT:
History is story telling. It’s also much more than that. The way we tell stories communicates much about our values and perspectives. Storytelling a powerful act; those who generate the shared stories of a group’s past can exert an enormous amount of authority over the group’s sense of identity. Collectively we…

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Thanks, and an explanation

I noticed recently that my blog now has 577 followers (that includes those subscribing to the blog and those following via Twitter or Facebook). It’s well past time I thanked you. So thank you very much! I’m glad you’ve found something of interest here. Also, I think I need to explain to you why I… Continue reading Thanks, and an explanation

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The intrusion of religion, part 2

Unlike my first post on this topic, this wasn’t unexpected, but it still got to me. I went to get my hair done yesterday – my hair isn’t naturally red, but I like being a redhead, so every two or three months I go in to have my roots done, and after a while the… Continue reading The intrusion of religion, part 2

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On Anti-Muslim Sentiment in the United States

Originally posted on WIT:
In the following, we at Women In Theology offer a statement of solidarity with all victims of Islamophobia.  We encourage you to “sign” this letter by re-posting it in full on your blogs, facebook pages, and other social media platforms. We, as Christian theologians in the public sphere, stand together in solidarity with…

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The difference between tolerance and respect

My UU minister brought up the topic of respect a few weeks ago, saying that it went further than tolerance. I’d like to examine this subject up close. First, a couple of definitions (from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, New College Edition, 1976): tolerance: The capacity for or practice of allowing or… Continue reading The difference between tolerance and respect