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“Radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.”

The bishops have taken nearly four years to plan their renovation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.  The new oversight and changes come without input from the Women Religious.  The New York Times wrote yesterday:
The sisters were also reprimanded for making public statements that “disagree with or challenge the bishops, who are the...

So Long, Rowan Williams

What does Rowan Williams's resignation mean for American Anglicans? By Daniel Schultz Word reached us lately that the eyebrows of the Most Rev. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, had decided to step down at the age of 61, apparently taking the attached primate with them into an early retirement, or at least a return to the academic...

TransFaith, TransWeb

Becky Garrison: The Miss Universe Organization’s decision to change their rules so that transgender women can compete appears to signify a growing acceptance of trans individuals (GLAAD and other groups had admonished the organization). However, statistics from the Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring project, noting more than 800 reported murders of trans people in...

Restricting Free Speech or Promoting Hate?

Becky Garrison:  Even though the Family Research Council was designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 2010, their spokesperson, Tony Perkins, continues to grace cable network news programs like MSNBC’s "Hardball With Chris Matthews." In light of the fact that Perkins has been a guest on the station 23...

Easter Riot

Ashley Baxstrom: It’s a curious culture we live in when a children’s event has to be cancelled because people are acting belligerently. It’s troubling even – or maybe especially – when it’s a religious children’s...

The Gender & Sexual Politics of End of Life Care, April 10

I'll be on a panel with the amazing Susan Gerbino, Amber Hollibaugh, Ai-Jen Poo and Robert Campbell on April 10.  Come say hi. The Gender and Sexual Politics of End of Life Care April 10, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm Performance Studies Studio 21 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 612

Jews and Black Baseball, March 21

Join us at the NYU Bookstore on Wednesday, March 21, for another event in our Revealer Reading Series: March, 21 2012 | 5:00 - 6:30pm 726 Broadway, New York THE REVEALER READING SERIES Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball (2011, Oxford) REBECCA ALPERT (Temple University) will read from her new book which explores how Jewish sports entrepreneurs, political radicals, and...

Free To Be You and Me

Ashley Baxstrom:  The Swiss upper house on Monday buried a motion to ban the burqa, which had passed the lower house in September of 2011 by a margin of 101 to 77. The proposal, dubbed “Down with masks,” could have eventually banned full-face veils including the Muslim burqa from public transportation or government buildings....

“Writing in Water” Screening, March 6

PREVIEW SCREENING WRITING IN WATER  水书  A film on the social life of calligraphy” 书法的集体生活 (42 min., Angela Zito 司徒安director) Tuesday, March 6, 6:00PM NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Cinema Studies 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Michelson Theater Free and open to the public. Seating is limited and is available first-come, first-seated. * * *...

“Religion Behind the Headlines” Panel, March 20

Come see me, Paul Raushenbush (HuffPo), Laurie Goodstein (NYT), Bruce Clarke (Economist) and others discuss the state of religion in the media on March 20th at 4:30 at NYU's Rosenthal Pavilion.  Here's a description:
A moderated panel discussion with leading journalists and broadcasters on issues and trends around they way in which religious identities and communities are...

Did the Ex-Gay Movement Exodus the Building?

By Becky Garrison Despite recent efforts to mainstream its image, Exodus International, a network of ministries formed over 30 years ago to "mobilizing the body of Christ to minister grace and truth to a world impacted by homosexuality," appears to be on the decline. As reported by Truth Wins Out, a non-profit organization...