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Feminist Studies in Liturgy


Dr. Marcia McFee
The Worship Design Studio
[email protected]

Mission Statement

The Feminist Studies in Liturgy Seminar examines existing and new liturgies from a feminist perspective, and invites participants to explore new metaphors and new styles of liturgical expression and leadership.  Our commitment to inclusiveness leads us to consider not only texts but also gesture, environment, music and all aspects of embodied worship.  Our studies include the connections among formal worship, the academy and the larger society.

2019 Academy Meeting Agenda

Friday, January 4
10:30 AM       Opening Ritual and Reconnecting

1:30 PM         Guest: Bishop Karen Oliveto, Rocky Mountain Area, United Methodist Church, first openly-lesbian Bishop elected in the UMC. We will look at the rite of her consecration as Bishop in light of our continuing discussion of the role of ritual in protest, lament and prophecy

Saturday, January 4
 9:00 AM         Story-gathering – we will collectively construct the story of this seminar for the history being written by Don LaSalle of the NAAL. We will look at rituals associated with this seminar’s gathering and rituals that have been offered to the greater body by this seminar and their implications for the history of the NAAL.

10:30 AM        Continuation of study of rituals of protest and lament brought by seminar participants

1:30 PM          Continuation of study of rituals of protest and lament brought by seminar participants


2018 Seminar Agenda
Friday, January 5

10:30 AM Opening Ritual and Reconnecting

1:30 PM Elizabeth Sue Moore, Liturgies of Lament

3:30 Rituals of Protest:–group contributions

Saturday, January 6
9:00 AM Beth A. Richardson and Marcia McFee–Irish Pilgrimage and Liturgical Accompaniment

1:30 AM Hye Ran Kim-Cragg: First Nations of Vancouver and Closing Ritual