United Church of Christ

Women's History Month

Celebrate God’s Powerful, Creative, Gifted and Very Good Creation…Women!

Resources for Women’s History Month


Jennifer Harvey is Professor of Religion and Faculty Director of the Crew Scholars Program at Drake University. Her teaching, writing and public speaking focus on encounters of religion and ethics with race, gender, activism, politics, spirituality, justice and any other aspect of social life in which religion decides to “show up.” Her greatest passion and longtime work, however, continually return to racial justice and white anti-racism. Dr. Harvey’s most recent book is
 Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America (Abingdon Press). She is also the author of Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation and Whiteness and Morality: Pursuing Racial Justice through Reparations and Sovereignty.

  • Disrupting White Supremacy From Within: White People On What We Need to Do
  • Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation
  • Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America

 


The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas is an Episcopal priest and author of Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. She is the Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology at Union. She also serves as the Canon Theologian at the Washington National Cathedral and Theologian in Residence at Trinity Church Wall Street. She is a leader in the field of womanist theology, racial reconciliation, and sexuality and the black church.

  • Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God
  • What's Faith Got to Do with It?: Black Bodies/Christian Souls
  • The Black Christ

 


Dr. Elaine Robinson is the product of an Ashkenazi Jewish father and a Ukrainian Orthodox mother, neither of whom practiced their faith. She is Professor of Methodist Studies and Christian Theology at Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University. She also serves as Co-Pastor of the Village, a multiethnic and intergenerational church revitalization in Oklahoma City. Robinson is the author or editor of several books, including Race and Theology and Coming Full Circle: Constructing Native Christian Theology. Her current research seeks to engage the theology of James Cone to construct a theological method to dismantle whiteness in theology and the church.

Robinson, Elaine A., Race and Theology, Horizons in Theology, (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2012).

 


Rita Nakashima Brock is Senior Vice President and Director of the Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America and the co-author of "Soul Repair: Recovering from the Moral Injury after War" with Gabriella Lettini (Beacon Press, 2012). In 2012 she co-founded, with Col. (Chaplain) Herman Keizer, Jr. (d.2017), the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School, Ft. Worth, Texas, and directed it until 2017.

Rita is the co-author, with Rebecca Ann Parker, of "Proverbs of Ashes" and "Saving Paradise." From 2005-2008, she was senior editor in religion at The New Press in New York. She is author of many essays and co-author of Casting Stones: Prostitution and Liberation in Asia and the United States (Fortress, 1996). She was born in Fukuoka Japan, raised in the U.S. military, and lives in Alexandria, VA.

  • Off the Menu: Asian and Asian American Women’s Religion & Theology
  • Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War

Women’s History Month Reading Resources
Available at UCC Resources and Books

Celebrate clergywomen with a long history as Pilgrim Press authors:

  • Rev. Linda Hollies, UMC
  • Rev. Barbara Essex, UCC
  • Rev. Maren Tirabassi, UCC

Enjoy a sample of Pilgrim Press Titles:

  • Jesus and Those Bodacious Women: Life Lessons from One Sister to Another (Linda H. Hollies) gives a new spin and perspective on the stories of biblical women such as Mary Magdalene, Vashti, Lydia, and more.

For more resources and reading resources contact UCC Resources and Books