Category Archives: Current 07 – Ecofeminism

Ecofeminism: My Introduction

During graduate studies at Mundelein College in Chicago from 1986 to 1991, I focused most of my coursework on Christian perspectives on social justice issues. Many of my instructors there encouraged examining these issues from the perspective of the feminist agenda and critique. Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why I Cannot Call Earth My Mother

With all due respect to Indigenous Peoples for whom it continues to be a sacred term, I want to argue that one of the remedies for our current disastrous relationship to Earth is not to be found in our collective adoption of “Mother Earth” as a way of referring to our home planet. Continue reading

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Lifting Up Our Foremothers

For me, what is really at stake in our human journey today toward an uncertain future is made clear by the agenda of the ecofeminist spirituality movement. Today it is not just women’s rights, but the rights of the entire Earth community that are now of concern. Continue reading

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EcoFeminism: Path to Freedom from Patriarchy

This week, as I prepare this post, we are having spectacular weather, the kind of cool, dry, clear, deep-blue sky days that bless the region between the humid, sultry days of summer and the frosts of autumn. On Friday, I took a few minutes out of my work preparing material for my fall courses to go sit in my favorite spot alongside the Des Plaines River Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Roots, Expanding Our Relations

This past week was an annual time of focusing on my heritage. On my mother’s side, my grandparents immigrated to the United States from the Dingle Peninsula of Ireland. This year my heritage week began with my birthday on Sunday, the 14th, and then moved to my “feast day” on Wednesday, the 17th. My mother told me Continue reading

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