To facilitate greater exchange of grassroots knowledge, resources, best practices, and lessons learned, we are conducting a series of guest interviews to sustain both public and private conversations about critical and timely issues. In recognition of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which takes place annually on Nov. 25, we are discussing religious perspectives on violence against women. Professor…
By Mimi Haddad
Dr. Mimi Haddad furthers the discussion of religions’ role in disenfranchising women. She uses her background as a Christian theologian to analyze ways that the Christian church has been complicit in the marginalization and injustice of girls and women and how the church can play a vital role in advancing the rights of women and girls.
By Rev. Susan B. Thistlethwaite
The author explores the links between Christian theology and history, and the militarism which remains so prevalent in society today. Thistlethwaite sheds light on how the dominance of physical force influences our race, ethnic and gender relationships, perpetuating violence and damaging our spirits, concluding with a call to de-legitimize militarism before it’s too late.