Celebrating the Power of Activism and Sacrament! Feminism and Faith in Union!
A Natural Partnership?
We know from Galatians 3.28 that there is no longer male and female; for all of us are one in Christ Jesus, but you might still be wondering….
- Am I a feminist?
- Just what is feminism?
- How does it relate to our faith?
Did you know?
- Merriam-Webster declared “feminism” the Word of the Year for 2017.
- Feminism was the most looked-up word in its online dictionary, with 70% more searches than in 2016. Their definitions: “the theory supporting the political, economic and social equality of the sexes” and “organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests.”Did you know?
- Feminism isn’t just for females. People of any gender can be feminists because feminism recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.
- Feminism is inclusive and empowering. It is NOT anti-male.
Instead, feminists value the gifts and contributions of all people. Think of how much richer our world and our church would be if everyone’s voice was heard and everyone’s gifts were recognized and embraced.
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit… To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.
1 Cor 12.4, 7
“We need as a church to be ‘informed’ and ‘reformed’ by the prayer, experience and spiritual leadership of women in the church….The voices of those women who advocate for more visible and audible leadership are critical for the future of our church. To hear and see women in leadership roles is not an ‘indulgence’ but a recognition of the God-given gifts of faith and fidelity that are at the heart of discipleship. Thank you Mary of Magdala!” – Fr. Bob VerEecke of St. Francis Xavier in his letter From the Pastor’s Desk, October 29, 2017
Feminism and Faith in Union is sponsored by The Women Who Stayed and many other ministries of St. Francis Xavier – in partnership with FutureChurch, Women’s Ordination Conference, and Call To Action.