Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University


Women’s Rights

So what does a pro-life feminist look like?

We apologize for the lateness of this post.  We had too many posts for our week on Women's Rights during Lent, and so wanted to share this before the academic year comes to a close. For many people, the first... Continue Reading →

What if………..?

  If I sit here and think about “Women’s Rights” I almost instantly feel my mind going in a million different directions. I think about what I believe most people would think-suffrage, abortion, employment, childcare, intimate partner violence, human trafficking... Continue Reading →

Grace in Our Midst

“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; 
plead the case of the widow.” Isaiah 1:17 I was traveling for almost two hours on a road that had dust, crowds of people, motor bikes,... Continue Reading →

The “F” Word: Redefining Feminism

  I am a feminist. I don’t hate men or burn my bra or refuse to shave my legs (though sometimes I’d like to). I believe in equality, regardless of your gender. It should be that simple, but for some... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Womanhood and Lent

“Being a woman is very hard, I sometimes wish I wasn’t a woman because you suffer all of your life” I heard this for the first time when I started working for Heshima Kenya, a group that advocates and provides... Continue Reading →

Inspiring Peace and Social Change: Miriam’s Story

This blog posted was originally posted on the Heshima Kenya Heshima Highlights blog on Feb. 23rd 2012. Miriam came to Heshima Kenya in 2009 after living with abusive host families in the slums of Kawangware, located just outside of Nairobi.... Continue Reading →

There is no Nice Answer

When I was in eighth grade, my writing teacher taught us the importance of “bringing things full circle.” She was talking about the art of relating the end of a piece back to the beginning, tying things up nicely, leaving... Continue Reading →

the passion that fills empowered women is truly unstoppable

The car engine clicks off and my heart skips a beat. It’s my first home visit of the summer, and I have no idea what to expect. The social worker and I make our way towards the house, where we... Continue Reading →

Helping the Rights of Women is something we can all work for

Women continue to be oppressed in various different ways all over the world. Ways that are unfathomable to some of us because of the communities we have grown up in. Lucky!!! Imagine if you found out you could not go... Continue Reading →

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