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What happens when young, American women speak the unspeakable about our experiences of faith? This collection of essays ...unearths the taboos that have stifled us, divided us, and prevented us from feeling at home in our Christian communities. See more
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Hey all! Volume 6 in the ISFM series publishes this August (2015). There are many amazing American Christian women featured. We hope you'll read/share/gift!

“Why do you stay?” It is a common question women are asked in relation to their faith. These are not women who buy into Candace Cameron’s biblically submissive theory; rather, these are women who claim a feminist identity, membership in a particular religious tradition, and practice their faith in…

Beautiful #AshWednesday read from #TalkingTaboo contributor Micha Boyett

There, right there in that moment on the floor with my back to the wall, my son in my lap, I remembered to own the grace that’s been given to me. I remembered that I am ashes and so is my boy. But we are going to be made whole.

Live panel next TUES FEB 3 (12pm PST/3pm ET) featuring #TalkingTaboo's Co-Editor and Author of the new book, "Lessons in Belonging"

Finding Grace and Authenticity in an Age of Skepticism
When I graduated from divinity school, I was homeless. Not in a literal kind of way but a spiritual one. I had been living in the same city for two years without a church to call my own. Sure, I had dated a few congregations on and off but nothing serious developed. The only names I remembered were…
A compilation of our favorite books we read in 2014 that touch on themes of courage, renewal, reflection and good living.

A perfect (and thoughtful) gift for the season. Hope all #TalkingTaboo fans will take the time to purchase another copy and the latest in the #ISFM collection, #FatherFactor!

#HappyHolidays! #GiveABookForChristmas

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Writer Enuma Okoro explores how people of differing cultures can be...
I've been reading through the Gospel of Matthew for the past few weeks. I was in Numbers for a good long while before that, a wilderness unto itself as far as biblical books go, until I realized I ...

The new men's volume in the I Speak For Myself series comes out tomorrow! #TalkingTaboo editor Erin Lane interviews Anderson Campbell on Father Factor: American Christian Men on Fatherhood and Faith:

Have you ever been encouraged to heal your "father wounds" so you could receive the love of your heavenly father? I have. More than once. The first time it happened I was a high school sophomore, a...
I get paid to work sixteen hours a week. I spend another sixteen on underpaid projects not fit for making a living. The rest of an average work day is set aside for what I call the "ministry of ava...

"The only way to find your voice is to use it. It’s hardwired, built into you. Talk about the things you love. Your voice will follow." - Austin Kleon

Cheers to Talking Taboo contributor Katey Zeh for being named 1 of 14 faith leaders to watch by American Progress!

"She has used her theological training and policy expertise to decry unfair policies that hurt women and to lift up the stories of those affected."

CAP’s Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative takes a look at some of the faith voices poised to make a difference in the year ahead.

It only takes one person to show up as her full, true, and complicated self at church to make it a little bit safer for everyone else to do the same.

More on holding back, speaking up, and Talking Taboo coming to NYC!

post by co-editor Erin Lane, from her blog holyhellions Consider that most fear is not fear of failure: rather, it’s fear to live fully, in full power. - Clarissa Pinkola Estés For a decade and a y...

SAVE THE DATE. Talking Taboo is coming to New York City to celebrate Women's History Month on Sunday, March 16th. Look for more details about our event at Middle Collegiate Church in the next week or so.

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Part II of our Talking Taboo teleconference with W.A.T.E.R. is happening next week! Contributors Gina Messina-Dysert, Grace Sandra, Tara Woodard-Lehman, and Katey Zeh will be taking your questions.

Register now (it's free) and get the call-in information!

February 5 Teleconference “Talking Taboo” Part TwoPosted on January 17, 2014WATER’s Feminist Conversations in Religion Series Presents“Talking Taboo”Part Two An hour-long teleconference withGrace BiskieCina Messina-DysertTara Woodard-LehmanKatey Zeh Wednesday, February 5, 20141 pm – 2 pm EST The…


"Conversations about race always fell flat whenever we brought it up in church.“We don’t see color.” “We are all God’s children.” “We are all humans.” “Why do we need to continue to focus on difference? We’re all the same.” I never felt that I could be my whole, true self, when it came to my church community."

guest post by Maria Dykema Erb, Senior Coordinator for the Master of Science in Nursing Program at Duke Univeristy I had what I consider a pretty normal childhood. I grew up on a dairy farm with my...

Reminder: @aja-Monet will be at Duke this Saturday performing at White Lecture Hall. She also happens to be a stellar contributor to our anthology @talkingTaboo! You don't want to miss hearing this talented lady.

A curriculum for life? Yes, please.