WIT is written from an anti-kyriarchal Christian ecumenical theological perspective by graduate students in theology. It’s important to be aware that despite our acronym (WIT for “women in theology”) we do not claim to speak for all women; we have chosen to adopt this name for our blog to maintain a connection with a group of women scholars who have served as mentors and inspirations to us and who themselves had a group called “WIT” in graduate school. . At the same time, we do not write as a unitary voice on this blog. We hope that our diverse theological perspectives and many ways of naming our commitment to the full social, political, economic, domestic, and ecclesiastical equality of women can emerge through this collaboration. Within this collaboration, some of us self-identify as feminists and others do not. Recognizing the inappropriate employment of feminism as a means of exerting control over other women and groups, we believe it is important not to impose this term on those of us who explicitly do not self-identify in this way. Still, because the history of Christian theology is one in which women have been spoken about (by men) much more than they have been allowed to speak for themselves, we seek to add our voices to a theological conversation that remains male-dominated. Our group is currently predominately Catholic, but includes former, current, and future Protestants; on the whole, we are committed to ecumenical dialogue.
The original concept was developed in response to the realization that discussions of women in religion constitute something of a void on the Internet. We hope to contribute to filling this void. And, while we are all currently graduate students in theology (you can see more details about our programs and academic interests on our “Authors” page), and we will certainly write about academic issues, we also hope to address a wide variety of other topics.
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