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New Book Features Feminists Working to Ignite Change Via Religion

In collaboration with Dog Ear Publishing, FSR Books releases a new book that examines the relationship between feminism and religion.

Madison, NJ, March 02, 2018 --( Creating positive change requires action, not passivity, and that extends to those who connect with religion. In collaboration with Dog Ear Publishing, Feminist Studies in Religion Books has released a new book focusing on stories from a diverse range of women committed to promoting positive social change at all levels, fueled by their religious visions of justice.

“Women Religion Revolution” features 17 essays by scholars, activists, professionals and writers who call for others to listen to their ideas – a revolutionary act in itself. The essays include such provocative titles as “Birthing Revolution,” “The Alchemy of Survival,” “The Smallness of Radicalism,” “Mormon Feminism: Embracing our Past, Envisioning our Future” and “More Than Clothes Coming Off: Approaching Feminist Theology from the Strip Club.”

The authors, who draw on messages of social justice and love from within their religious traditions, are both working for change in incremental levels and hoping to change the world at large. Experiences such as domestic violence, sexual assault and addiction shape women in unimaginable ways, and the essays work to forge a connection across this range of experiences.

Scholars have praised the book. “This is feminist religion thought at its most courageous and creative. The narratives by these authors offer inspiring, revolutionary, spiritual insights about women’s lives, bodies, and violence,” writes Traci C. West, professor of Ethics and African American Studies at Drew University Theological School.

Margaret Toscano, associate professor of Comparative Studies at the University of Utah, writes that the authors “are bold in uncovering persistent problems and rethinking new possibilities for thought and action. Their essays are personal, based on the authors’ own experiences as Muslims, Jews, Christians, and Mormons; but they articulate their insights in ways that reverberate in many different contexts...These essays will inspire you.”

Editor Xochitl Alvizo is co-founder of Feminism and Religion and co-founder of the Pub Church in Boston. She teaches Women and Religion, and the Philosophy of Sex, Gender and Sexuality at California State University, Northridge.

Editor Gina Messina is assistant professor of Religion and Gender Studies at Ursuline College and co-founder of Feminism and Religion. She has written numerous publications, included most recently the coedited book “Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Feminists on Why We Stay.” She also writes for the Huffington Post. Messina has appeared on the TEDx stage, MSNBC and NPR and spoken at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations.

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Women Religion Revolution
Xochitl Alvizo and Gina Messina
Feminist Studies in Religion Books
ISBN: 978-1-4575-4639-6 162 pages $18.95 US

Available at Ingram,, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

Feminist Studies in Religion Books (FSR Books) is companion to the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. FSR Books is interreligious in its subjects, transdisciplinary in its methods, and intersectional in its analyses. The editors are committed to rigorous thinking and analysis in the service of feminist transformation of both the discipline of religious studies and the institutions of religion and society.
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