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gazing into the abyss – Margaret Wynne Nevinson

In some ways, first-wave Christian feminism was a radical continuation of the Victorian ‘woman’s mission’.  Yet it also marked a break from it with a new sense of self and consciousness.  For, even at the end of the 19th century, … Continue reading

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spiritual militancy – Alice Kidd

In recent times the Rainbow Sash Movement has sought to bring ‘the witness and challenge of gay and lesbian people and their friends into the heart of the (Catholic) church’.  Begun in Australia, the wearing of a rainbow sash at … Continue reading

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‘a veritable princess of spirituality’ – Emily Wilding Davison

In a churchyard in the north-east English town of Morpeth lies a grave which marks the foremost ‘martyr’ of the women’s suffrage movement.  Inscribed on the memorial is the suffragette slogan ‘deeds not words’ and a comment on the woman … Continue reading

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