Feminism and Spiritual Citizenship

Gloria Anzaldua, one of the foremost theorists of feminist spiritual activism, has argued that we must tap into a deeper sense of who we are through the faculties of reflective consciousness, or conocimiento, in order to move beyond labels.

Many of our famous exemplars of spiritual activism, such as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi, are men who fell short when it came to their gender politics. Countless gurus and spiritual leaders from across traditions – mostly male – have been caught abusing their power. The question that motivates this essay is “What does spiritual citizenship look like through a feminist lens?”. Feminists have long argued that even the most intimate aspects of our lives are not merely private, but have political dimensions.

Woman sitting with a bible in hand

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Arora, A., Arora, B. A., Horowitz, B. M., Kyle, B. J., Lemerise, B. T., Horowitz, M., Kyle, J., & Lemerise, T. (2023). Feminism and Spiritual Citizenship. https://www.embodiedphilosophy.com/feminism-and-spiritual-citizenship

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