01: Damaris Salons that blend feminism with Christian spirituality are growing across the country.
The salons are the brainchild of the Damaris Project, a Dallas-based devoted to an evangelical perspective on faith and women’s issues. These forums, which have grown by word of mouth and are now active in cities including, New York, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Dallas and Denver, is drawing younger and middle-aged professional women to its meetings that merge discussion and study of feminist texts with the New Testament teachings of Jesus.
Its founder, Lillian Calles Barger, has recently authored eve’s Revenge: Women and a Spirituality of the Body, which, like other material studied at Damaris meetings, is less the typical Christian self-help book and more a fusion between academic feminism and theological discussion.
(Source: Washington Times, April 22)