What do you want to be when you grow up? For many children, this question is packaged with gendered limitations—including within the Catholic Church. Radical Grace is continuing its commitment to dismantling patriarchy within the Church through our partnership with A Church for Our Daughters. The campaign aims to secure a more inclusive Church, one defined by equality and not female subordination. Nearly 30 church reform organizations have committed to championing A Church for Our Daughters and its petition to U.S. bishops, and we’re showing no signs of slowing down. Check out some of the highlights from this inspiring coalition:
- The Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER) announced their co-sponsorship of A Church for Our Daughters. http://www.waterwomensalliance.org/june-waterritual-a-church-for-our-daughters/
- The National Catholic Reporter recently advocated for A Church for Our Daughters while addressing the Church’s history of misogyny towards St. Mary of Magdala. http://ncronline.org/blogs/simply-spirit/magdala-celebrations-heal-long-buried-misogyny-will-our-daughters-care
- Glenn Northern, a domestic program senior associate at Catholics for Choice, mentioned the campaign in an article for Time. Northern believes, “The church has a long way to go on gender equality.” http://time.com/4374966/catholic-church-women-leaders/
- The Orange County Register reported on the march A Church for Our Daughters organized
during the General Assembly of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops on June 14, armed with a declaration demanding equality. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/church-719258-women-catholic.html
With the power of A Church for Our Daughters, we are raising the Catholic consciousness to these vital issues— we hope impacting not only the future of the church structure, but also future generations of our daughters. Join us in the crusade to build A Church for Our Daughters and check out www.achurchforourdaughters.org for the next steps.