Day: October 26, 2015

Sister Joan Chittister, the dissident nun, explains why she fights for women’s rights

Sister Joan Chittister, the dissident nun, explains why she fights for women’s rights

Speaking to Catholic writer Tom Roberts, Sister Joan Chittister told him her own secret history, of growing up with an abusive and alcoholic stepfather and a devout Catholic mother. Their conversation about her childhood and her reasons for joining the order of Benedictine nuns forms the opening of his new biography on the internationally-known maverick nun. Writing for […]

Wycliffe launched training program for Indigenous leaders in Canada

Wycliffe launched training program for Indigenous leaders in Canada

Photo: Dhoui Chang/Wycliffe College The Indigenous Leadership Development Program was launched at Wycliffe College, a graduate theological school within the University of Toronto, to give Indigenous leaders a space to learn, share, and develop within, as an alternative or complement to their traditional seminary education. The program is a week-long experience which is being piloted for three years based […]

Is “this is the clear teaching of Scripture” an acceptable phrase?

Is “this is the clear teaching of Scripture” an acceptable phrase?

Photo of emotional intelligence mind-map exercise via Tracy Rosen Writing about emotional intelligence and the fundamentalist interpretation of sola scriptura, author Richard Beck asserts that the mark of a fundamentalist is the lack of awareness of their own hermeneutic. Beck identifies several statements that demonstrate this; he cites “this is the clear teaching of Scripture” as […]