Dr. Mary Hunt - Tuesday Night Talks

July 12, 2011

Feminist Religious Ethics—Some Answers for a Change

Contemporary ethicists put a premium on asking useful questions - what some consider the right questions. Given that the U.S. is engaged in several wars, has an economy that favors the rich over the rest, and seems to be engaged in enshrining arguably narrow-minded policies into law, questions about the country's direction are essential to ask. But equally important as asking the right questions is helping provide answers to the challenges that we as a society face.

Mary E. Hunt, Ph.D., is a feminist theologian who is co-founder and co-director of the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER) in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. A Catholic active in the women-church movement, she lectures and writes on theology and ethics with particular attention to liberation issues. She is the editor of A Guide for Women in Religion: Making Your Way from A to Z (Palgrave, 2004) and co-editor with Diann L. Neu of New Feminist Christianity: Many Voices, Many Views (SkyLight Paths, 2010).