While this extravagant idealism flourished well beyond the ranks of churchmen and churchwomen
, among them it took deeper root on account of the Delaware Conference's institutionalization of it.
As Jennifer Gillan rightly points out: "There is much focusing on the wrong front in the novel: The townswomen concentrate on vilifying the prostitutes for denigrating black womanhood, but do not acknowledge the economic inequalities that foster prostitution in the first place; the prostitutes focus on hating the townswomen, but exempt from their scorn the churchwomen
who seem most to embody the ideology of true womanhood that, in actuality, excludes black women; and the Breedloves focus on attaining the material goods that will enable them to maintain an aura of citizenship, instead of recognizing that the system of commodity compensation not only excludes black people, but also distracts attention from the growing economic inequalities between the rich and the poor of all races" (285).
He was handling a wide variety of high-profile assignments such as investigating the killing of four churchwomen
in El Salvador, investigating George Steinbrenner on behalf of the Commissioner of Baseball, conducting internal investigations for the Board of GE, and defending Claus von Bulow in a lawsuit seeking to cut him out of his wife's estate.
As Katie Geneva Cannon attests on the basis of the experience of black churchwomen
who fought slavery and segregation in the United States, resurrection life lends strength to battle existential oppression with faith and hope.
Waiting for the healer with two other churchwomen
, Martha explains that in a photograph with the article, Harlan is "with these peoples from West Virginia and they's looking like true white peoples, but then when you read the article it says they's colored peoples, or they white people claiming they's colored and's prouder to be colored than a lot of the true colored people" (14).
Isabella's case of sponsorship for overseas missionary work is a model illustration of how some of the early women's foreign missionary societies were founded by enthusiastic churchwomen
in North America, who, in turn, were inspired by the zeal of single-women volunteers, who offered their services to do mission work in "heathen lands".
Joseph in New England, including: "Organized Voluntarism: The Catholic Sisters in Massachusetts, 1870-1940," American Quarterly 30 (Winter 1978): 652-80; "The Professional Preparation of Parochial School Teachers 1870-1940," Historical Journal of Massachusetts 12 (January 1984): 60-72; "The Good Sisters: The Work and Position of Catholic Churchwomen
in Boston, 1870-1940," E.
When Michele Robinson relocated from Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to Reno, Nevada, in 2001, for her job with a linen supply company, she tried to acquaint herself with the churchwomen
in her new hometown.
and the 1989 assassination of six Jesuits and their housekeeper and her daughter in El Salvador.
in India have added their voices to renewed calls to end the intentional aborting of female fetuses following publication of a study showing a steep decline in the ratio of girls to boys.
There was a much greater diversity of ministries available to early churchwomen
than we have been led to think by the historiography of the past.
1 -- 2 -- color) Lancaster's United Methodist churchwomen
spent Saturday making custard to freeze into 140 gallons of ice cream.
The Parkers' accounts of missionary experiences in India, stressing the need for women missionaries, inspired Methodist churchwomen
in Boston to convene a meeting on March 23, 1869.
The 200-plus recipes for tasty treats such as cakes, cobblers, pies, cookies, and candies are interwoven with the precious tales of the churchwomen
who make these delights.
3) Consequently, the AWMS served as a venue for Protestant churchwomen
to widen the scope of their moral authority beyond the family to the public sphere.