Chronological files, conference programs and materials, audiocassettes, minutes, articles and clippings, newsletters, and other records of a Minneapolis-based ecumenical Christian movement working to challenge patriarchy in the church and society.
The records of the Re-Imagining Community consist of organizational newsletters and other publications; audio and videotapes of conferences; copies of minutes, financial records, and correspondence, with collected responses to the 1993 conference.
Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Rubenstein Library, Duke University: Re-Imagining Collection
Duke University has digitized oral interviews with 72 people connected with Re-Imagining, including planners, participants, and presenters.
Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Rubenstein Library, Duke University: Jeanne Audrey Powers Papers
Reverend Doctor Jeanne Audrey Powers is a retired prominent activist clergywoman who was one of the first women to be ordained in the United Methodist Church. She is a longtime advocate for ecumenism and inclusiveness within the church. She was the highest-ranking UM church official to come out as gay in 1995.This collection contains materials documenting Reverend Doctor Powers’ personal and professional lives including correspondence, writings, family history, education, committee work, sermons, travels and activism. Powers was an active member of the Re-Imagining Coordinating Council and boxes 88-93 contain materials related to the Re-Imagining Community, 1993-2003.
Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Rubenstein Library, Duke University: Sara M. Evans Papers, 1959-2005
Sara M. Evans is a Regents Professor Emeritus in the history department at the University of Minnesota. She specializes in American social and women’s history of the 20th century. Collection consists of subject files, course materials, research files, publication materials, lectures, correspondence, project documentation, student course work and student activist work accumulated by Evans during her career as first a student, then a professor and historian, of women’s history. Evans was an active member of the Re-Imagining Coordinating Council and box 18 contains materials related to the Re-Imagining Community, 1993-1998.
Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Rubenstein Library, Duke University: Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South Records, 1939-2011
A non-profit organization, located in Greensboro, N.C., founded in 1977 by Reverend Jeanette Stokes for the purpose of providing support for women in ministry, persons of faith working for justice in the South, and religious organizations that address women’s needs. The records are relevant to the study of the relationships among religion, politics, and society, particularly how women in ministry have confronted a number of social issues facing the South. Information pertaining to the Equal Rights Amendment, sexism, economic justice and poverty, gays and lesbians in the Church, feminism, abortion, racism, and rural ministry is included. Also includes materials on retreats and conferences, some organized by the Resource Center, which focused on many of the issues above and other concerns, including gender and language, spirituality, medical care, housing and homelessness, women in ministry, and women in the workplace. Accession 1999-0314 contains materials related to Re-Imagining.
Presbyterian Historical Society: Guide to the Mary Ann Lundy Papers
Mary Ann was one of the major organizers of the 1993 Re-Imagining gathering, as director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Women’s Ministry Unit and as co-chair of the U.S. committee for the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Decade: Churches in Solidarity with Women. The relevant collections are: SERIES II: THE ECUMENICAL DECADE IN SOLIDARITY WITH WOMEN AND THE RE-IMAGINING COMMUNITY, 1988-2018 and SERIES III: 1993 RE-IMAGINING CONFERENCE AFTERMATH, 1988-2015.
Presbyterian Historical Society: Guide to the Voices of Sophia Records
Voices of Sophia (VOS) was a community of Presbyterian women and men that promoted feminist/womanist theology from 1994-2010. Its formation was triggered by the backlash against an ecumenical theological conference called Re-Imagining held in Minneapolis in 1993. The collection includes: SERIES I: ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1994-2009, SERIES II: EVENTS, 1993-2008, and SERIES III: COMMUNICATIONS, 1995-2006
United Theological Seminary
This link goes to United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities website. No Finding Aid available.