Time magazine’s cover for its February 8th issue is a single, pink, knitted hat with the words “The Resistance Rises” written above it. An estimated 500,000 women wore pink hats at the Women’s March in Washington on January 21, 2017. The hat has become an iconic symbol of resistance. Here are eight powerful reasons why you should wear a pink hat (and take a stand against gender and race discrimination in other ways):Read More
Pope Francis recently declared that a woman would never serve as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. This is not a change in stance; he has always said the door was closed on women being ordained as priests. But when pressed about the matter by a journalist during a press conference on the papal plane, Francis intimidated that the ban would be eternal because Jesus only chose men as his apostles. I want to live in a truly inclusive world, do you? Is THIS how you get gender equality?Read More
Gretta Vosper, a popular 57 year old minister who calls herself an atheist minister preached for nearly two decades about love, kindness, and human connection. Recently she was deemed “unsuitable to continue serving” by the United Church of Canada's Toronto Conference Review Committee.
Vosper has been an outspoken voice in a slow but growing movement within the United Church toward downplaying Jesus and the Bible. She believes in a more metaphorical interpretation of religious symbols and a greater emphasis on humanist, environmental and social justice causes.Read More