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an ecumenical and inter-religious step forward – Blanche Smythe-Pigott and the United Religious League

Today, ecumenical and inter-religious relationships flourish in many places, both despite, and also because, of continuing tensions and oppressions of various kinds.  Whilst still misunderstood by some, such relationships can do much to heal the wider ills of the world … Continue reading

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the women’s muse – Olive Schreiner

No one writer can represent, or be the focus, of a whole movement.  This is certainly true for first-wave feminism.  As it moved from what Jane Rendall (in The Origins of Modern Feminism) called ‘dynamic evangelicalism’ into a more ‘secular … Continue reading

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overcoming ‘the sin of self-sacrifice’ – Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence

Ever been told that you need to be less concerned for your own issues, more patient and gentle or that your call for justice or freedom needs to be subsumed beneath ‘unity’ and  ‘peace’?  Join the long line of others … Continue reading

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‘shoulder to shoulder’ – Keir Hardie, the Snowdens and George Lansbury

The relationship between the labour and women’s movements has never been straightforward.  Apart from downright male hostility and resistance to women in ‘a man’s world’, trade union, labour and socialist leaders have sometimes subordinated women’s issues beneath others.  This was … Continue reading

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mainstreaming Christian feminism – Louise Creighton

Any great movement for change begins at the margins and only later gains momentum in the centre of things.  When adopted by others, it can change its shape in some different directions.  Yet it then begins to become accepted in … Continue reading

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