Religion and the Feminist Movement Conference (2002)


Clarissa Atkinson
1974 Attended ordination of  "Philadelphia 11"
1974 Research Associate in Women's Studies, Harvard Divinity School
1991 The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Middle Ages

Charlotte Bunch
1966  President, University Christian Movement
1974  Co-founder, Quest: A Feminist Quarterly
1989  Founder, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University

Carol P. Christ
1971  Founder, Women's Caucus - Religious Studies in the American Academy of Religion
1979  Co-editor, Womanspirit Rising
1998  Rebirth of the Goddess

Mary Daly
1971  "Anti-Sermon", Harvard Memorial Church
1973  Beyond God the Father
1998  Quintessence . . . Realizing the Archaic Future

Nadine Foley
1975  Coordinator, Women in Future Priesthood Now - A Call to Action
1986  Prioress, Adrian Dominican Congregation
1989  President, Leadership Conference on Women Religious

Blu Greenberg
1973  Spoke at first National Jewish Women's Conference
1981  On Women and Judaism:  A View from Tradition
1997  Co-founder and first president of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance  

Riffat Hassan
1976  Professor of Religion, University of Louisville
1995  Women’s Rights for Islam
1999  Founder, International Network for the Rights of Female Victims of Violence in Pakistan

Roberta Hestenes
1975  Taught first course on women in ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary
1985  First woman head of an international evangelical NGO (World Vision)
1987  First woman president in the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities (Eastern University)

Azizah al-Hibri
1983 Women and Islam
1986 Founding Editor, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
1993 Founder, Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights

Mary Hunt
1978 Lectured at Women's Ordination Conference
1983 Co-founder and Co-director, Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual
1991 Fierce Tenderness: A Feminist Theology of Friendship

Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz
1967 Learned how to read the Bible from the poor in Lima, Peru
1975 Realized sexism is oppression at the Women's Ordination Conference
1988 Hispanic Women: Prophetic Voice in the Church

Joan Martin
1977  First Director, Justice for Women Program, National Council of Churches
1994  Professor of Christian Ethics, Episcopal Divinity School
2000 More Than Chains and Toil: A Christian Work Ethic of Enslaved Women

Virginia Mollenkott
1974  Founding Member, Evangelical and Ecumenical Women's Caucus
1977  Women, Men, and the Bible
2001  Omnigender: A Trans-Religious Approach

Vicki Noble
1970  Awakened to feminism by reading Kate Millet's Sexual Politics
1976  Shamanic healing crisis leads to Motherpeace Tarot
1998  Develops Buddhist Dakini practice for women

Judith Plaskow
1969  Became a feminist while studying for her Ph.D. at Yale
1981  Co-founder, B’not Esh, Jewish feminist spirituality collective
1990  Standing Again at Sinai

Letty Cottin Pogrebin
1955  Excluded from minyan for mother’s kaddish
1971  Co-founder, Ms. magazine
1991  Deborah, Golda and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America

Jeanne Audrey Powers
1958  Ordained into the Methodist Church
1971  Conversion to Feminism
1993  Re-Imagining the Church

Donna Quinn
1974 Founded Chicago Catholic Women
1984 Co-founded Women-Church Convergence
1994 Lead National Coalition of American Nuns; marched in protest at Vatican

Rosemary Radford Ruether
1965  Joined faculty, Howard University School of Religion
1972  Taught first course on feminist theology at Harvard Divinity School
1975  New Woman, New Earth

Claire Randall
1972  Joined the Grail
1973  First woman General Secretary, National Council of Churches
1988  President, Church Women United

Letty Russell
1958  Ordained as a minister in the United Presbyterian Church, USA 
1974  Joined the faculty of Yale University to teach feminist and liberation theologies
1974  Human Liberation in a Feminist Perspective: A Theology

Betty Bone Schiess
1974  Ordained Episcopal Priest, one of the "Philadelphia 11"
1975  Chair, Women and Religion Task Force of the National Organization of Women
1985  New York State Task Force on Life and the Law

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
1964  Ministries of Women in the Church (in German)
1983  In Memory of Her (translated into 12 languages)
1987  First woman president, Society of Biblical Literature 

Margaret Toscano
1976  Feminist awakening while studying at Brigham Young University
1984  "Missing Rib" speech asserts women's right to Mormon priesthood
2000  Excommunicated from LDS Church for feminist activism

Delores S. Williams
1980  Director, Anna Howard Shaw Center
1993  Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-talk
1993  Speaker, Re-Imagining Conference

Lois Wilson
1965  Ordained, United Church of Canada
1976  First woman President, Canadian Council of Churches
1983  President, World Council of Churches

Addie Wyatt
1955  Co-founder and co-pastor, Vernon Park Church of God
1975  Attended International Women's Year Conference, Houston
1976  First woman International Vice President, Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workers of North America