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St Paul’s service to mark 20 years of female priests

Twenty years ago the first cohort of female priests were ordained by the Church of England. It was on 12 March 1994, to be exact. This Saturday, May 3rd, a landmark procession and service will be held in London to celebrate [...]

May 1, 2014 Christianity

Women airbrushed from Church history?

Today’s Christianity may seem hierarchical and male dominated. Was this the case back in the earliest days of the Church? Did women play a bigger role back then, and have they become invisible due to the male authors of our [...]

October 4, 2013 Christianity, Women's voices

Feminism & beauty – interview with Chine Mbubaegbu

Does Christianity free women to be beautiful inside and out, or stifle and repress self-worth and self-expression? Chine Mbubaegbu is a writer, speaker and author. Her new book “Am I Beautiful?” has just been published by Authentic Media. Chine is [...]

October 2, 2013 Christianity, Women's voices

Linda Woodhead despairs of the Church’s paternalism

Linda Woodhead MBE is Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University and organiser of the Westminster Faith Debates. She’s been described by the Royal Society of Arts as ‘one of the world’s leading experts on religion’. Her research into [...]

September 29, 2013 Christianity, Women's voices

Synod, WATCH & Women Bishops

Ruth Chapman is on the WATCH National Committee (Women And The Church); an influential group in the UK campaigning for women’s equality within the Church of England. Ruth is passionate about the need for women bishops – a belief is [...]

September 25, 2013 Christianity, Uncategorized, Women Bishops, Women's voices

Christian, feminist & conservative on sexuality?

The majority of the feminist movement supports LGBTQIA relationships. However, there are Christians who align with feminism while simultaneously believing the Bible only endorses sexual activity within the marriage of a man and a woman. Steve Holmes is someone who feels [...]

September 4, 2013 Christianity, Men's voices, Sexuality, Uncategorized

Meet Rachel: a trans-woman, gay, feminist priest

One reason feminism and religion often come to blows is their frequently differing stance on sexuality. Religion (especially Christianity) has a reputation for being homophobic. Many Christians feel able to identify as feminist while simultaneously holding more conservative theology on [...]

September 2, 2013 Christianity, Sexuality, Women's voices

Feminist and pro-life?

One tension between feminism and religion can hinge around the pro-life/pro-choice debate. The majority of feminists would hold a pro-choice stance, so how would Catholics who hold a pro-life theology mesh this with a commitment to feminism? I interview Caroline [...]

August 22, 2013 Abortion, Catholicism, Christianity, Pro-Life/Pro-Choice, Women's voices

Are there many Christian feminists?

Are there many people out there who call themselves both Christian and feminist? Many might assume not, but there are a growing number. More formal gatherings and groups are emerging in the UK to help those who identify as both [...]

August 16, 2013 Christianity, Women's voices

Religious male feminists?

Are there a significant number of men who identify as both religious and feminist? Two weeks ago when I was in the thick of nasty trolling over my views on lads mags, Carl Beech the founder of an organisation called [...]

August 15, 2013 Christianity, Lads Mags, Men's voices