Women and Religion

The Rev. Dr. Joan R. Harrell

Video: Becoming the Beloved Community in the Midst of Domestic Terror

February 13, 2020

This lecture by the Rev. Dr. Joan R. Harrell is a womanist critique of a longstanding racist campaign of domestic terror in the United States. It investigated the intersectionality of racism, in particular the racist acts condoned by religious communities and by the health care system. It gave special attention to the 40-year Syphilis Study at Tuskegee conducted by the United States Public Health Service.... Read more about Video: Becoming the Beloved Community in the Midst of Domestic Terror

Choosing a Vocation: An Essay on Agency

Choosing a Vocation: An Essay on Agency

May 11, 2014

 

There were a couple of things Cristina knew for sure. She did not know which path her life would take, but she knew that either she would get married and establish a family or she would lead a (lay) consecrated life devoted to God: 

There is that clarity that I started to have when I had the encounter with Christ. Around me society is full of people who don't have a definite form of life, right? So many people who are not married, for a thousand reasons, who are not married but also not consecrated. [Before,] this wasn't clear to...

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