Religion and the Feminist Movement Conference (2002)

Program and Videos

Three hundred women (and five men) gathered at Harvard Divinity School November 1-3, 2002, to hear the stories of activists and theologians whose lives document the intersections of religion and modern feminism. Twenty-six speakers, including Protestant, Catholic, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Goddess feminists, contributed to the effort to recover the history of religion in American feminism. Many of these presentations are available to view online.

Introduction

  • Ann Braude, Director, Women's Studies in Religion Program, Harvard Divinity School

Welcome

  • William A. Graham, Dean of Harvard Divinity School

Panel I: Religion and "the Movement"

  • Charlotte Bunch, President, Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University (video)
  • Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Co-founder, Ms. magazine (video)
  • Roberta Hestenes, minister-at-large, World Vision (video)
  • Azizah al-Hibri, President, Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights (video)
  • Moderator: Ann Braude, Harvard Divinity School

Panel II: Feminist Theology

  • Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, Harvard Divinity School (video)
  • Judith Plaskow, Manhattan College (video)
  • Carol P. Christ, Ariadne Institute (video)
  • Moderator: Leila Ahmed, Harvard Divinity School

Mary Daly and the Exodus from Patriarchal Religion

  • Introduction: Mary Hunt, Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual
  • Speaker: Mary Daly

Panel III: Feminist Theology II

  • Rosemary Radford Ruether, Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary (video)
  • Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Drew Theological School (video)
  • Virginia Mollenkott, Founder, Evangelical and Ecumenical Women's Caucus (video)
  • Riffat Hassan, University of Louisville (video)
  • Moderator: Sarah Coakley, Harvard Divinity School

Panel IV: Women Clergy

  • Addie Wyatt (Church of God) (video)
  • Jeanne Audrey Powers (United Methodist Church) (video)
  • Delores S. Williams, Union Theological Seminary (video)
  • Betty Bone Schiess (Episcopal Church, USA) (video)
  • Moderator: Claudia Highbaugh, Chaplain, Harvard Divinity School

Religion and the Creation of Feminist Consciousness

  • Gerda Lerner, University of Wisconsin

Panel V: Outsiders Within

  • Vicki Noble, Co-creator, Motherpeace Tarot (video)
  • Lois Wilson, Senator for Human Rights, Ontario, Canada (video)
  • Margaret Toscano, founder, Mormon Women's Forum (video)
  • Letty Russell, Yale Divinity School (video)
  • Moderator: Diana L. Eck, Harvard University

Panel VI: Women's Organizations

  • Nadine Foley, O.P., coordinator, first Women's Ordination Conference (video)
  • Blu Greenberg, President, Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (video)
  • Donna Quinn, O.P., cofounder, Women-Church Convergence (video)
  • Moderator: Nancy Richardson, Harvard Divinity School

Closing Discussion

  • Clarissa Atkinson, Harvard Divinity School, and all conference panelists
  • Moderator: Bernadette Brooten, Brandeis University