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The rules that guide the process of knowing in Western cultures are linked with the exclusion of certain realities. These rules of knowing shape what is known and are also linked with patriarchy, hierarchy, and oppression. Euro-American political, economic, and intellectual history forms a...
The burgeoning women's spirituality movement is concrete evidence of feminist awakening in the culture. Women are finding some forms of feminist spirituality helpful for good mental health. Three specific shifts which have been occasioned by the feministization of religion are: (1) Women as...
This article critiques tradition Christian understanding of sin and alienation and the process of conversion through reception of transcendent grace. It reconstructs the understanding of human transformation from a perspective of feminist spirituality and ethics. Fallenness is reinvisioned in...
In a letter to her younger friend, Elizabeth reflects on topics that arose when she and Barbara met for lunch. These include the emergent groups of women who gather intentionally to explore their own spirituality, and groups of women who gather and unintentionally create community. She sees the...
The purpose of this essay is to contribute to the understanding that mental health problems are often endemic to the life experiences of Black women, and that the ways of womanists within the context of therapeutic Black churches can offer healing responses to problems that are occasioned...
In recent decades, there has been an enormous burst of spiritual energy and creativity among Jewish women. Women have been gathering in a variety of communal forms, some spontaneously generated circles and other more committed long term groups, to create Jewish-feminist ritual, liturgy and...
Cultural disintegration and the resulting loss of self-esteem have acted as precursors for rampant substance abuse in indigenous American communities. Especially at risk are Native women, who have little recognition in the dominant culture, but whose traditional roles of respect have also...
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