One of the most powerful ways that religious freedom has worked historically is as a tool for US empire and white supremacy. It might be counterintuitive or subversive to speak of religious freedom as a tool of empire, but that’s clearly its role.
If you no longer have those traditions in place, what is it, if anything, that is doing the work of helping us think about death, whether our own or that of others?
How can we create products of scholarly work that are not the very closed kinds of argumentation that we primarily see within academic publications? How can scholarly work become an opening, not a closure, to a process of collaborative investigation?
When women became rectors they would be called “mothers.” I hated that. I was never called mother. I never wanted to do the patriarchal “father knows best” model and just add a woman at the head of it.
I became interested in creationism at my mother’s knee, or hearing my father’s voice.
For most of us, the Vatican isn’t the first place that comes to mind when thinking of major players in the environmental activism world.