Women and Spirituality

Global Women's Project | Wed, May 28, 2014

GWP Mourns the Loss of Maya Angelou's Powerful Voice of Hope

With courage Maya Angelou led women around the world to examine their lives within a context of hopefulness. Her words, actions, and her performances on the global stage provided opportunities to experience her confidence in the human spirit to soar above oppressions and abuses. The Global Women's Project reflects upon Ms. Angelou's contributions to improving awareness of the need for gender equality. We encourage our friends to take a moment to remember her voice and to read her work at the Poetry Foundation. (photo credit: CC/Flickr/Troy Talbot)

Global Women's Project | Fri, Apr 18, 2014

GWP Looks to Pope Francis's Model of Courage Serving Women and the Poor

“During Holy Week and throughout the Easter season, we are called to remember the life of Jesus, and to contemplate the courage of those who stood in solidarity with him, including his mother Mary. According to Pope Francis, “Whenever we look to Mary, we come to believe once again in the revolutionary nature of love and tenderness.” (APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION EVANGELII GAUDIUM, November 2013) Photo by Tom Gomez/Reuters/Londoy


Global Women's Project | Mon, Feb 10, 2014

Global Women's Project Director Expresses Outrage at Incident of Abuse of Power

Deva Kemmis, Ph.D., Director of the Center of Concern’s Global Women’s Project, joined a conversation with scholars, religious leaders, and policy makers on “Religion and Foreign Policy” at the invitation of the Council on Foreign Relations. Featured speaker Jacques Berlinerblau, associate professor and director of the Program for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, discussed issues surrounding secularism in the U.S. and abroad.  



Global Women's Project | Wed, Oct 30, 2013

Shawnee, PA: Listening to Women's Distant Voices

Presenting in Shawnee on the Delaware, PA, Deva Kemmis, Ph.D., the director of Global Women's Project, argues for new understandings of the prophetic female voice and offers evidence for reenvisioning gender-based roles, expectations, and possibilities for women and girls. Kemmis's work contrasts the concept of sacred time as expressed in the feminine narrative with that of earthly time as perceived in the male-female experience. Particularly timely in this re-consideration of the female voice, Pope Francis speaks out in recent news publications, and he calls for further investigation of the role of women in the church. Pope Francis refers to the feminine genius being needed wherever we make important decisions.