Author: Tina Beattie

apparently irreconcilable confl ict between ‘pro-life’ and ‘pro-choice’ activ- ists in the abortion debate, many feminists and Catholic theologians agree that ques- tions of consciousness, relationality and foetal development are of greater ethical signifi cance than theological claims about the personhood of

In: International Journal of Public Theology

In Latin America, the agenda of sexual and reproductive rights advocated by the feminist and LGBTI movements has challenged the hegemony of the sexual order held by traditionalist sectors, especially the hierarchy of the Catholic Church and conservative evangelical churches. These religious groups have reacted, in turn, to arrest the advance of feminist and LGBTI agendas. Beyond conservative Catholic and evangelical hierarchies, opposition activists also include religious academic institutions, politicians, Christian lay movements, and civil society groups, among others, all committed to a more restrictive view of sexuality. One important strategy of this ‘Pro-Life’ activism in recent years has been the conformation of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). This article offers an analysis of the emergence and development of ‘Pro-Life’ NGOs in Argentina. Using both quantitative and qualitative data, it examines three strategic movements made by these NGOs from the 1980s to the present: a state-political turn that favored strategies aimed to colonize the state and to impact sexual policies and the law; a blurring of religious identities; and a process of federalization and civil ecumenism.

In: Religion and Gender
Author: Emma Milne

Fran Amery, Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain (Bristol: Bristol University Press, 2020), ISBN 978-1529204995, 234pp. Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain is an interesting and insightful book assessing

In: European Journal of Health Law
Theo-political Reflections on Contemporary Politics in Ecumenical Conversation
Volume Editors: Alexei Bodrov and Stephen M. Garrett
Theology and the Political: Theo-political Reflections on Contemporary Politics in Ecumenical Conversation, edited by Alexei Bodrov and Stephen M. Garrett, is the fruit of Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant conversations from East and West concerning the retrieval of theological discourse for political praxis, theo-political structural analysis of secularity/post-secularity, and distinct political engagement from varying Christian traditions that not only offer political critique but criticism of its particular tradition.

This edited volume is animated by the motif of political action as witness in a missional key and makes a unique interdisciplinary contribution to the field of political theology that invites further reflection on the gospel instantiated in various cultural contexts in light of the boundary-crossing nature of mission and theological discourse.

This essay explores how gender studies in academe, including in religious studies, might remain relevant to ongoing feminist political engagement. I explore some specific dynamics of this challenge, using as my test case the issue of abortion in the US. After discussing how three formative feminist principles (women’s experience as feminism’s starting point, the personal is political, and identity politics) have shaped approaches to the abortion issue for feminist scholars in religion, I argue that ongoing critique, new theoretical perspectives, and attentiveness to subaltern voices are necessary for these foundational feminist principles to keep pace with fast-changing and complex societal dynamics relevant to women’s struggles for reproductive health and justice. The essay concludes by proposing natality as a helpful concept for future feminist theological and ethical thinking on the subject.

In: Religion and Gender

was adopted with the RH Law. This is because the debate on the beginning of life is on the fundamental level of beliefs. 6 The challenge for Pro-Life Philippines and Couples for Christ then, in this context, is to participate in the oral arguments respecting different positions, i.e. pluralism

In: Philippine Political Science Journal

church activity in Africa and unites all her undertakings for this one pur- pose that all may come to get life to the full. It suggests that all that is anti-life is to be fought and rejected while all that is pro-life and leads all to acquire life in its fullness must be promoted and cultivated. The

In: Exchange

Strong, Protect Life! Traditional Religions Advocate for Banning Abortion .” // Чирва, Юлия. “Беларусь, если хочешь быть сильной, защищай жизнь! Традиционные вероисповедания выступили за запрет абортов.” March 18 , 2014 . http://www.pro-life

In: Theology and the Political
Editors: Matti Häyry and Tuija Takala
Is bioethics only about medicine and health care? Law? Philosophy? Social issues? No, on all accounts. It embraces all these and more. In this book, fifteen notable scholars from the North West of England critically explore the main approaches to bioethics—and make a scratch on its polished surface.
Author: Ashley Boggan

home and work, making each important to her lifestyle. The differences between the two congregations became most apparent with Konieczny’s discussion of abortion. Families from both congregations were pro-life, but for different reasons. Our Lady of Assumption is family-centered and thus their

In: Pneuma