Home Tags 50th Anniversary Celebration

Tag: 50th Anniversary Celebration

 

 

“This organization’s pre-history began, when in 1973 invitations went out to about fifty people, inviting us to a conference on Evangelicals and Social Concern to meet Thanksgiving Weekend at a rundown YMCA just south of the Loop in Chicago — actually right down the street from the famed Pacific Garden Rescue Mission.” — Dr. Nancy Hardesty in “Blessed the Waters That Rise and Fall to Rise Again

“In the early ’90s, I was chatting with Rosemary Radford Ruether on the state of feminism and particularly imminent changes in Daughters of Sarah when Rosemary suggested that I apply to the joint Ph.D. program in religion at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary/Northwestern University and write the history of EEWC as my dissertation. And so seven years of labor began.” — Dr. Sue Horner in “Remembering: Writing EEWC’s Herstory”

In honor of CFT’s 50th anniversary, donations from CFT members made it possible to publish some important historical reflections, articles, reviews, and other pieces which were previously unavailable online. Visit any of the links below to sample this treasure trove from the organization’s 50 years of publishing.

Learn more about the organization’s history by reading posts tagged with “EEWC History.”

 

 

 

And Zion Shall Be Called a Mother

We, of course, are not the first of God’s people to have experienced and recognized the pull toward exclusion. From the beginning, with our first parents, our self-imposed alienation from God has resulted in our seeing human beings as the other.
Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Jann Aldredge-Clanton

Coming to Evangelical Feminism: Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Jann Aldredge-Clanton In Conversation

A 2013 conversation between Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Jann Aldredge-Clanton discussing how they came to identify as biblical feminists. A 50th Anniversary Celebration post.
Letha Dawson Scanzoni holding up a copy of The Wittenburg Door, a satirical Christian magazine, centerfold she posed for.

50 Years of Biblical Feminism: As Told by Letha Dawson Scanzoni

This is a lightly edited transcript of Letha Dawson Scanzoni’s Saturday, June 28, 2014, afternoon plenary presentation during the 2014 CFT Gathering, “Let Justice Roll on Like a River,” held in St. Louis, Missouri. A 50th Anniversary Celebration post.
A picture of Letha Dawson Scanzoni accepting the 2011 Peggy Campola Carrier Pigeon Award

Letha Dawson Scanzoni Reflects on Receiving the 2011 Carrier Pigeon Award

Letha Dawson Scanzoni reflects on her trip to accept the 2011 Peggy Campolo Carrier Pigeon Award from the Open Door Community Church in 2011. A 50th Anniversary Celebration post.
A photo of Jeanne Hanson at the 2014 gathering. The words say "The Perfect Size for Life: Remembering Jeanne Hanson, 1928-2023.

The Perfect Size for Life: Remembering Jeanne Hanson

In my mind, Jeanne was an Olympic diver who pulled off a technically excellent dive and hardly made any splash at the end. The dive was so smooth and so perfect, the splash so light, you might not have even noticed it happening.
A photo compilation of Letha Dawson Scanzoni, Harvey Milk, Virginia Mollenkott circa 1978

When Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott Met Harvey Milk

... the story of how two Christian feminist leaders, my friends Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, co-authors of Is the Homosexual My Neighbor: Another Christian View, met and shook hands with Harvey Milk.
A graphic that says "Jeanne Hanson's lived testimony, in her own words" and "C. Jeanne Hanson 1928-2023" There is a golden CFT logo and a picture of Jeanne.

You’ve Got to Stand Up and Speak Up

"I could not understand the hypocrisy of having lesbian and gay members in our organization and not being willing to support them in the organization and in the country."
Detail from Sensuous Spirituality Book Cover

Sensuous Spirituality: Out from Fundamentalism

"Like the writings of any mystic, much of it will take contemplation to digest. It will also have appeal to those whose own spirituality is not Christian, and might even 'bring back' some who have given up on the Bible as hopelessly patriarchal."
A colorful abstract graphic suggesting waves and splashing water.

Buoyancy and Splash

This special edition Untold Volumes poetry selection was written by the late Virginia Ramey Mollenkott and originally published in the Fall 1996 edition of "Update," the EEWC Newsletter.
Graphic showing the Seattle Space Needle, the graphic says 1982 EWC Conference, Women and the Promise of Restoration

1982 EWC Conference: Women and the Promise of Restoration

The fifth EWC conference was held in Seattle, Washington, in July of 1982. At least 800 people attended the "Women and the Promise of Restoration" conference.
A graphic that says "Women and the Minstry of Reconcilliation" on a green background.

1980 EWC Conference: Women and the Ministry of Reconciliation

The fourth EWC conference was held in Saratoga Springs, New York, in June of 1980. About 450 women and men attended the "Women and the Ministry of Reconciliation."
EEWC Logo 1978 is a woman symbol with a silhouette of a descending dove in the middle.

1979 EWC Conference: Called by Christ for the Sake of the Church and the...

The third EWC conference, "Called by Christ for the Sake of the Church and the World," was held June 22-24, in Grand Rapids, MI.
EEWC Logo 1978 is a woman symbol with a silhouette of a descending dove in the middle.

1978 EWC Conference: Women and the Ministries of Christ

The second EWC conference was held on the campus of Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California in June of 1978. About 900 women and a handful of men met for a conference titled "Women and the Ministries of Christ."
EEWC Logo 1975 is a woman symbol with a silhouette of a descending dove in the middle.

Women in Transition: The First Evangelical Women’s Caucus Conference (1975)

A surprising number of the women attending, perhaps half, were new to feminism. They came out of interest and out of a sense of alienation from their churches; for the first time this weekend they began to identify themselves as feminists.

Latest Posts on CFT