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I am so excited to be FiR co-editor with Dr. Kate Ott.  Dr. Ott has been editor for many years and I am pleased to join her in this very important work.  We have exciting plans for FSR.  So please stay tuned.  Follow us on twitter @FeminismInRelig and on Facebook.

I am reposting very interesting information from the Feminist Studies in Religion.

The FEMINISM IN RELIGION FORUM is a place where studies regarding the intersections between feminism and religion are shared with a wide audience. We understand “feminism” to include the many voices raised to counter oppression and articulate women’s well being. This chorus of voices name themselves as womanist, mujerista, feminist, and those yet to come. The Forum includes an academic conversation about religion in feminist studies and feminism in Religious Studies, but is equally concerned with how feminist activists identify as religious. We invite you to join us as we build and grow the Feminism in Religion Forum.

The Feminism In Religion Forum dream was developed by a small group from the Teaching for Change conference in June 2005. The dream slowly grew into a reality and a commitment by a variety of conference members to create a website that would not only host discussions about feminism in religion for a wider audience, but also be housed with and in partnership to the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (JFSR) and Feminist Studies in Religion, Inc. (FSR) the organizing body of these projects.

What You’ll Find . . .

The Forum includes current events and the latest research, book reviews and teaching techniques, job opportunities and events, and more. It is about thoughtful conversation and reflective critique, but also good old information for those interested in feminism and religion. It includes a wide range of topics:

  • academic/theoretical discussions
  • book discussions,
  • teaching experiences,
  • analysis of current events,
  • conferences,
  • call for papers,
  • professional/work-life issues,
  • announcements from JFSR when issues are released
  • film, art, music
  • activism
  • summer reading reflections (new book, article, etc that sparked your interest this summer)
  • and so on . . .

FiR is a blog persona under which general information such as conferences, new books, job announcements, and so on are posted. If you would like to submit material for consideration to be posted by FIR, email fir(at)fsrinc.org. Similar to the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, we welcome a variety of contributions that focus on women’s experience or on gender as a category of analysis, and that further feminist theory, consciousness, and practice as they pertain to a weblog format.


Editors work collaboratively to maintain the Forum, support contributors and authors, and manage the FiR contributions.

Contributors are permanent blog writers and members of the Web Board. They contribute posts on a monthly basis.

Feminism in Religion, (FiR is a blog persona) under which general information such as conferences, new books, job announcements, and so on are posted. If you would like to submit material for posting to FIR, email fir(at)fsrinc.org.

Authors are regularly invited to contribute to the Feminism in Religion Forum. Past and present authors are noted below.

  • Xochitl Alvizo, Co-editor of Feminism and Religion blog
  • Bernadette J. Brooten, Robert and Myra Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies, Brandeis University
  • Molly Bolton, Artist and Writer, Wake Forest School of Divinity
  • Keri Day, Assistant Professor of Theological and Social Ethics & Director of Black Church Studies at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Mark Douglas, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Jennifer Harvey, Associate Professor of Religion, Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, Associate Professor of Theology at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Erin Keys,  Associate Minister for Congregational Life, First Presbyterian Church Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Luciano Kovacs, World Student Christian Federation, North America
  • Gina Messina-Dysert, Co-editor and founder of Feminism and Religion blog.
  • Katey Zeh, Project Director of the Healthy Families, Healthy Planet initiative of the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society

*Each of the contributors and authors retain their own copyright for their written work. Readers are encouraged to copy, reference or quote from blog postings, so long as author or website attribution and links to original postings are noted.