News Archive



June 29, 2007

Dialogue. "Creating Sexual Ethics In Slavery's Shadow" by Carrie Simmons

FSEP Director, Bernadette Brooten, explains the relevance of past toleration of slavery for discussions of sexual morality today.

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November 19, 2006

Boston Globe. "The modern face of slavery" by Bernadette Brooten.

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October 18, 2006

Diverse Education. "Scholars: Slavery's Legacy Present in Current Policies, Social Customs" by Kenneth J. Cooper.

A few hundred people spent a day and a half at Brandeis University this week discussing a subject that most people generally avoid: slavery.

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New England Cable News. "Beyond Slavery on the 'Globe at Home'"

A conference at Brandeis University this weekend is focusing on slavery and why it still exists throughout the world. One of the speakers at the conference, Mende Nazer, tells her story.

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October 05, 2006

National Public Radio. "Slave Narratives, Then and Now"

Author David Reynolds talks about the manuscript written by former slave, Harriet Jacobs. Also, Mende Nazer tells her personal story of slavery. As a child, she was abducted from her village in Sudan.

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March 4, 2006

Conscience. "How our minds have changed" by Bernadette Brooten

Bernadette Brooten, Director of the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project and Professor of Christian Studies, chronicles how Catholics, both lay people and church officials, have historically viewed same-sex intimacy.

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March 4, 2006

The Montreal Gazette. "We're all bound by slavery" by Donna Nebenzahl

Bernadette Brooten, the Robert and Myra Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies comments on the legacy of slavery.

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January 17, 2006

The Justice. "Intelligent Design ruling good for religious Americans" by Professors Bernadette Brooten and Marc Brettler.

Bernadette Brooten, the Robert and Myra Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies and Professor Brettler, the Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies, comment on the controversial notion that "intelligent design" is a science.

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November 30, 2005

International Herald Tribune. "A confused church" by Bernadette Brooten.

Bernadette Brooten, Director of the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project and Professor of Christian Studies at Brandeis University, muses on the Vatican's scrutiny of gay men in the priesthood and its connection to the sexual abuse crisis.

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April 21, 2005

Daily News Tribune. "A theological debate for the ages" by Bernadette Brooten.

Bernadette Brooten, Director of the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project and Professor of Christian Studies at Brandeis University, is interviewed about her encounter with the new pope and her opinions regarding his papacy.

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April 21, 2005

Boston Herald. "Another hard-liner in charge at Vatican" by Bernadette Brooten.

Bernadette Brooten, Director of the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project and Professor of Christian Studies at Brandeis University, draws on her personal experience with former Cardinal Ratzinger to assess the possible implications of his reign as Pope Benedict XVI.

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April 21, 2005

Telegram & Gazette. "Pope Benedict XVI expected to expand papal infallibility" by Bernadette Brooten.

Bernadette Brooten, Director of the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project and Professor of Christian Studies at Brandeis University, discusses the theological positions that the new pope has taken in the past.

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February 26, 2004

National Public Radio. Interview with Kecia Ali.

Kecia Ali, Senior Research Analyst for the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project, discusses what moderate and progressive American Muslims have to say about Islam, terrorism, and democracy.

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January 29, 2004

National Public Radio. Interview with Bernadette Brooten.

Bernadette Brooten, Director of the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project and Professor of Christian Studies at Brandeis University, talks about women in the early Church.

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November/December 2003

Gay and Lesbian Review. "Lawrence Was Always About Religious Intolerance" by Bernadette Brooten.

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November 21-27, 2003

Boston Phoenix. "Embrace the Wedge" by Dan Kennedy.

Bernadette Brooten urges religious liberals to speak up for civil-marriage rights for same-sex couples in explicitly religious terms.

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August 21, 2003

Bay Windows. "The Catholic Hierarchy's Misguided Priorities" by Bernadette Brooten

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August 1, 2003

National Public Radio. Interview with Kecia Ali.

Kecia Ali, Senior Research Analyst for the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project, talks about women, marriage, and religion from a Muslim standpoint.

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