With reproductive justice and women's rights becoming more infringed upon, many faith leaders are mobilizing to resist. One of our members, Rev. Lori Walke, is a minister in Oklahoma City and plays a large role in advocating for justice in her community. We talked to her about recent attacks on women's rights, including the Alabama [...]
About Alexis Waggoner
Executive Assistant for Marketing and Events, Alexis Waggoner works closely with both Westar’s Marketing Committee and the Executive Director to advance the presence and value of Westar in our culture through social media and the use of digital media in public education. Alexis brings to Westar a unique blend of digital marketing and religious education experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary.
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To kick off our Spring Fundraising campaign, we're talking to some of our members about how and why they've stayed connected to Westar. First, scholar and member Perry Kea shares his thoughts. Watch the video here. You can make a donation here.
James Carroll’s keynote presentation at the Westar conference addressed the mythic stories and historic relevance of Jerusalem. He stated that there has never been more need to reckon with the relevance of Jerusalem than today in light of contemporary political and religious issues.
What is the forgotten creed? How did it help address issues of class, race, and gender -- and why did it end up forgotten? Westar scholar Stephen J. Patterson discusses his latest work (which can be found here).
What do we mean when we say "we"? How do we account for who's not in the room? Dr. Brandy Daniels, scholar of women and gender studies, delves into these questions as we get the opportunity to learn more about her work.
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