Is the focus on gender-based violence at the Ecumenical Pre-Conference an encouraging sign that churches are moving past patriarchy and coming to term with a reality that affects an estimated 1 in 3 women worldwide?
From Plan B to proposed regulations redefining contraception as abortion, the Bush War on Contraception and Science is being waged until the bitter end.
The religious right’s misleading use of the human rights and evidence-based frameworks were on full display at the UN High-Level Meeting on AIDS.
G8 promises $60 billion to fight disease in Africa, A book review on the Religious Right and sex, Obama needs women, UK’s Family Planning Association proposes new comprehensive sex ed plan.
A leading figure in the Christian right anti-trafficking establishment, Linda Smith embodies the tensions between feminists and religious right activists working on this issue.
In nearly any other election in recent memory, the accusation that a Republican candidate in Iowa not only supported abortion but had participated in one would have been big news — if not a political kiss of death. Not this year.
By framing sexual health and justice debates as battles between purity and perversion, or virtue and vice, traditional media misses the progressive religious voices that speak out for ethics, morality and faith with respect for the dignity and decisions of all families and all individuals.
In vetoing a stem cell funding bill, Michigan Governor Tim Pawlenty extolled the virtues of adult-derived stem cells, rather than embryonic stem cells, for research. But Pawlenty’s reasoning demonstrate that ideology won out over science.
Feel like you’re not the man you thought you could be? Your local megachurch has a solution: every woman deprived of her reproductive rights, every gay person deprived of the right to marry suddenly makes you look manly by comparison.
Bill Hybels, conservative Christian and founder of a Chicago-area megachurch, recently indicated interest in “the plight of women in the developing world.”