Guest Voices: women

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Afghan women in the context of transition

Politician appeals for support to “put more women in positions of power and decision making.”

By Massouda Jalal  |  01:25 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan; Afghanistan news; Afghanistan war; war in Afghanistan; Kabul; Afghan women; Massouda Jalal; female candiate for Afghan president

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Mormon women wearing pants love the Gospel

A supporter of a planned pants-in says organizers love the church they want to reform.

By Catherine Jeppsen  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormon feminists; Mormon women; gender equality; LDS Church; LDS church; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormons; LDS; Mormon church; Catherine Jeppsen; Wear Pants To Church Day

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Compassion in chief: Why Obama won

A new America can be glimpsed in the pattern of those voters who supported not just President Obama, but a vision of shared obligation as well as shared rights.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012; campaign 2012; President Obama; Joe Biden; reelection; White House; faith; politics; religion and politics; women voters; Hispanics; Obama; same-sex marriage

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Election 2012: Sex, lies and videotape

To the writer, the most important theological questions were: Are women fully human or not? Does lying matter and why? Is there one nation, or are there 47 percent of Americans who don’t matter?

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  06:19 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; faith and politics; war on women; election 2012; campaign 2012; politics; presidential race

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Catholic writer: October has been a major month for Catholic women

Our sex has taken its rightful place within the ranks of theologians, doctors, and saints of the church.

By Ashley E. McGuire  |  09:37 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roman Catholic Church; new saints; Holy Rosary; Catholics; Mulerius Dignitatem; On the Dignity of Women; female ordination; women’s rights; lay Catholic women; spiritual leaders; man; deacons; priests; Ashley E. McGuire;

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Why we need feminist theology: Romney and ‘binders full of women’

The Republican presidential nominee’s seemingly off-hand remark sparked outrage.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  second presidential debate; binder full of women; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; Romney; Obama; feminist theology

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Why a former nun will be ordained a priest

Georgia woman says she found her true calling with a group focused renewing the priesthood.

By Diane Dougherty  |  07:23 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  priests; Catholic; women priests; Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests; Diane Dougherty; Catholics

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Roman Catholic women priests?

Author/researcher looks at the ministry of women in the church.

By Phyllis Zagano  |  07:01 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nuns; women priests; Roman Catholic Church; Phyllis Zagano

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 08/28/2012

A woman’s life is a human life: a theological error in the GOP platform?

Some in the party may indeed consider women human, but they are not the people crafting policy.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  08:34 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, RNC, Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, war on women, GOP Platform; RNClive

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Cheap grace: Rep. Todd Akin is so very, very sorry

Akin needs to confess exactly what he did wrong, and let those he has offended know that he seeks forgiveness.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  03:49 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  legitimate rape, Todd Akin, abortion, women pregnancy, Presbyterian Church in America

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Budde: Saddened by prolonged debate of women bishops in the Church of England

The Church of England is stuck, as is Roman Catholic Church, with teachings and practices that are an affront to 50 percent the human population.

By Mariann Edgar Budde  |  08:07 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Church of England, Anglican Communion, women bishops, General Synod, Mariann Edgar Budde

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Lisa Brown, silenced on the Michigan House floor, helps read ‘Vagina Monolgues’ on statehouse steps

After a Michigan legislator is silenced for saying “vagina” during a floor debate, women make a statement on the statehouse steps.

By Susan Thistlethwaite  |  01:28 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Thistlethwaite, war on women

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Lisa Brown, Michigan lawmaker, performs ‘Vagina Monlogues’ after being silenced during debate

When a Michigan legislator is silenced for saying “vagina” during a debate, the repression of women is on the rise once again in American politics. 

By Susan Thistlethwaite  |  01:24 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Thistlethwaite, war on women

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 06/03/2012

Faith in women

Interfaith dialogue among women is crucial for the healing of a country like Pakistan.

By Amineh Ahmed Hoti  |  06:04 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women, pakistan, religon, islam, christianity, interfaith

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Women’s religious freedom violated: Photo of all male birth control witnesses tells the viral truth

Don’t women have consciences? Don’t women have religious freedom too?

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  09:22 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women, contraception

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Catholic women and contraception: Why don’t Catholics use Natural Family Planning?

The Catholic Church will continue to fight for its basic First Amendment rights. But will it also take advantage of a rare opportunity to remind Catholics, and the world, just what its teachings on human sexuality are all about?

By Ashley McGuire  |  04:55 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  catholicism, birth control, women