Links & Resources:

BOOKS:

BOOKS:

Bless Sophia: Worship, Liturgy and Ritual of the Re-Imagining Community (free pdf download)
Swanson, Sue, ed. Minneapolis: The Re-Imagining Community, 2003. 

Bring the Feast: Songs from the Re-Imagining Community (Amazon)
Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1998,

Made in Her Image: Exploring New Perspectives in the Bible and Christian History (Amazon)
Carol Castle

Re-Membering and Re-Imagining (Amazon)
Nancy J. Berneking

BLOGS:

BLOGS:

Ain’t I a Woman?
The Ain’t I a Woman blog examines the many ways Christian culture lets women know exactly who they should be. We deconstruct those messages that we find troubling–and, in the process, construct a different message: one that allows Christian women to be all that God intended.

Johanna Bos
Johanna W. H. van Wijk-Bos, professor of Old Testament, is Dora Pierce Professor of Bible and Faculty Liaison to the Women’s Center at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Divine Feminine at Patheos.net
This blog is a sacred space for the voices of women from all faith traditions and spiritual perspective to explore and express the many dimensions of the Divine Feminine,

Feminism & Religion
Feminism and Religion is affiliated with the Women’s Studies and Religion program at Claremont Graduate University. We establish this blog in the hope that feminist scholars of religion — and all who are interested in these issues — will use this forum to share their ideas, insights, and experiences, so that this community of thinkers will be nurtured as we explore diverse and new directions.

Feminismxianity
Caryn Riswold
A feminist theologian in the Lutheran tradition writes about issues at the intersection of politics, religion, social justice, and pop culture.

Sara Wilhelm Garbers
Sara Wilhelm Garbers is a doctoral candidate at Loyola University Chicago and is writing her dissertation on sexual violence, trauma, and theology. She teaches at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.

God Is Not Three Guys in the Sky: Cherishing Christianity Without Its Exclusive Claims
Jeanette Blonigen Clancy is an educator and writer living in Avon, Minnesota. 

WOMENSPIRITANDFAITH
Lana Dalberg is a writer, activist, and lay theologian who has led workshops in hundreds of U.S. congregations, retreat centers, conferences, and reality tours in Central America.

ORGANIZATIONS 
& PROGRAMS:

ORGANIZATIONS 
& PROGRAMS:

Abbey of the Arts
A virtual global online monastery offering pilgrimages, online classes and retreats, reflections, and resources which integrate contemplative spiritual practice and creative expression with monastic spirituality.

Circle Connections
Their mission is to bring the gift of sacred Circles and Spiritual Leadership worldwide; caring for ourselves, one another and Mother Earth.

Christian Feminism Today
With a history dating from 1973, an international organization of women and men who believe that the Bible supports the equality of the sexes.

Equity for Women in the Church, Inc.
An ecumenical movement to facilitate equal representation of clergywomen as pastors of multicultural churches in order to transform church and society.

FaithTrust Institute: Working together to end sexual and domestic violence
A national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence.

Feminist Studies in Religion
A nonprofit organization whose goal is to foster feminist studies in religion in all its variety and diversity.

Matthew Fox: Creation Spirituality
The (r)evolutionary Creation Spirituality movement – based in ancient Judeo-Christian tradition, supported by leading-edge science, bearing witness for social, environmental, and gender justice, and voiced most powerfully for this generation by spiritual theologian Matthew Fox.

The Rev. Jill Kimberly Hartwell Geoffrion, Ph.D.
Labyrinth praying
Creatively inspiring and encouraging people to seek God and serve others.

Mary’s Pence: Funding Women. Changing Lives.
Envisioning a world where empowered women and their communities flourish in solidarity and justice. Providing resources and support to make it happen.

Minnesota Women’s Press
Changing the Universe through Women’s Stories.

Parliament of World Religions Women’s Assembly
Facebook: Women at the Parliament
A Global Interfaith Movement.

ProgressiveChristianity.org
An open, intelligent and collaborative approach to the Christian tradition and the life and teachings of Jesus that creates a pathway into an authentic and relevant religious experience.

The Religious Institute
A multifaith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.

Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South
Weaving feminism and spirituality into a vision of justice for the world. It includes a wide variety of programs and resources on feminism, faith, creativity, spirituality, and justice.

Wild Goose Festival
An art, music, and story-driven transformational experience grounded in faith-inspired social justice.

Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality
It offers programs to explore the spiritual dimensions of contemporary life for women and men and to reimagine and embody all that we can be as agents of transformation in church and society.

Women-Church Convergence
A coalition of autonomous Catholic-rooted groups working to build just social and ecclesial structures with shared power for everyone, especially women and those whom church and society marginalize.

Women of Spirit and Faith
A community of interfaith and spiritual women coming together to explore, nurture and celebrate women’s spiritual leadership as a powerful force for global transformation.

Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual
A global network, an educational and spiritual space, a center for dialogue on feminism, faith, and justice. We connect activists, religious leaders, students, scholars, and allies who are using feminist religious values to create social change.

Women’s Interfaith Institute in the Finger Lakes: Women supporting women of diverse faiths
Rev. Dr. Allison Stokes
Women supporting women of diverse faiths in generating spiritual leadership, scholarship and service.

Women’s Leadership Institute: A program in applied spirituality
Miriam Therese Winter, Director
It encourages the full flowering of every woman’s potential, creating a community for women of all ages and cultures committed to liberation and an awareness of the empowering, energizing presence of God’s spirit in our lives.

 

DENOMINATIONAL
ORGANIZATIONS:

DENOMINATIONAL
ORGANIZATIONS:

ELCA Justice for Women
This program is shaped by the unique voices and experiences of a multitude of people across race, ethnicity, ability, class, sexuality and age. It works to tap into Lutheran theological roots to address sexism. connect this theology with specific issues in the world, and encourage men and women to work together.

Presbyterian Feminist Agenda Network
A progressive group of women in Southern California seeking full inclusion and equality in the church and society.

Presbyterian Voices for Justice
News and Networking for Progressive Presbyterians. The result of a merger between the Witherspoon Society and Voices of Sophia

United Methodist: General Commission on the Status and Role of Women
Advocates for full participation of women in the total life of The United Methodist Church. Helping the church recognize every person – clergy and lay, women and men, adults and children — as full and equal parts of God’s human family.

United Methodist: Minnesota Annual Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women
Monitors the full and equal participation of women within the Minnesota Conference. Advocates for women, individually and collectively, and celebrates women and their accomplishments within the United Methodist Church. Provides education and collaborates with other groups concerning justice issues for women in order for the church to be inclusive of all people and reflective of the fullness of God.

UM Sexual Ethics: A Ministry of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women of The United Methodist Church (UMC)
Promotes and coordinates ministries in sexual ethics across the UMC. The Task Force is mandated “to address the areas of prevention, education, intervention, and healing” regarding sexual misconduct within ministerial relationships and “to ensure that resources for laity and clergy in ministerial roles and identified and promoted for use in conferences, districts or cluster, and local congregations” (The Book of Resolutions 2012, #139).

United Methodist Women
Their mission initiatives include: Providing opportunities to grow spiritually; Equipping women & girls to be leaders; Providing transformative educational experiences; Organizing for growth & flexibility; Working for justice through service and advocacy; Focus on Women, Children & Youth.

CHURCHES:

CHURCHES:

Circle of Grace Community Church
Atlanta, GA

herchurch community
San Francisco, CA

Jubilee Community
Asheville, NC

Minneapolis, MN

Plymouth Congregational Church
Minneapolis, MN

Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Raleigh, NC

Sacred Journey
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
Minneapolis, MN

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Austin, TX

RESOURCES
FOR INCLUSIVE
LANGUAGE:

RESOURCES
FOR INCLUSIVE
LANGUAGE:

The Christian Godde Project
The Divine Feminine Version (DFV) of the New Testament

Jann Aldredge Clanton
Inclusive songs and resources for worship

General Commission on the Status and Role of Women
United Methodist Church
Study Guides and Curriculum

Questions and Answers on Inclusive Language
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church