The Pastoral is Political: I Still Carry My White Privilege With Me

From the daughter of a RevGal teaching in Japan: This past Saturday I went to a local mall in Tokushima to do some shopping with my girlfriend, J. As we were walking to the ATMs, a few preteen girls and a mom came walking toward us from the opposite direction. I heard the girls start… Read More

Save the Date! Big Event 2020

Save the date and join RevGalBlogPals at the Franciscan Center in Tampa, Florida, for Big Event 2020: From Vision to Action. Registration will open on June 1, 2019. Three outstanding clergywomen will share their stories and help participants explore how a vision for ministry becomes action in the world. Our week will include worship, plenary… Read More

Open Letter and Call to Action – Update – #ChooseAccountability

On Monday, February 4, the Reverend Julia Seymour, RevGalBlogPals’ board president, received the following response from Carnival Cruise lines to our Open Letter. Hello Rev. Seymour, Your recent experience on Carnival Magic was brought to our attention, as well as the follow up communication in which you and others expressed that more should be done to… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Looking at the Relationship Between the Pastoral, Political, and Personal in My Grief

Four weeks ago my life changed. I was on a video call with some faith-based activists and organizers from around the country when my phone wouldn’t stop ringing. I ignored it until my aunt sent me a text indicating that something that happened to my grandmother. I immediately dropped everything and called my mom to… Read More

Women’s Lectionary RevGals Collaboration

How would a lectionary centering women’s stories, chosen with womanist and feminist commitments in mind frame the presentation of the scriptures for proclamation and teaching? More simply, what would it look like if women built a lectionary focusing on women’s stories? How is the story of God told when stories of women’s brutalization and marginalization… Read More

Big Event 12: Womanist Midrash

Registration opens today for Big Event 12: Womanist Midrash, led by the Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney. Dr. Gafney will be teaching on Womanist Midrash as a form of biblical interpretation and how to companion interpretive practices. This was the subject of her recent book, Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne (Westminster John Knox… Read More