(RNS) — She is globalized but also localized, a symbol of the conquering religion subversively reinvented by the conquered.
(RNS) — In the wake of COVID-19, houses of worship are finding creative ways to honor motherhood this Sunday at a time when many churches cannot yet publicly gather.
"Experiences with Heavenly Mother in prayer and in poetry are an important part of me accepting and gradually coming to love myself," says guest blogger Mette Harrison.
(RNS) — "We cannot honor our mothers in this #MeToo moment without listening to the cries of generations of women who have suffered sexual violence and domestic abuse because of an unrighteous order that we imagined to be from God," writes Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.
(RNS)The stories of women of the Bible giving birth in old age after decades without children have become sources of inspiration for some and pain for others.
(RNS) A new documentary shows how Stephen Edwards wanted to honor his mother, who died in 2006, and ended up finding a way out of his grief, too.
Mothers are best at conveying "the spiritual life is as real as the earth under our feet: We stand on it and we count on it,” a psychologist says.
(RNS) We cannot allow simplistic, self-focused narratives about contraception and family planning to keep us from helping women who, really, aren't much different from us.
(RNS) For decades, nobody would talk about the babies these mothers lost. Now they have a place to mourn.
Well-meaning people, in the face of the pain that litters the minefield that is Mother’s Day, often resort to generalities and platitudes. But this is a mistake. What can save the Mother’s Day church experience are flesh-and-blood stories of broken people doing their very best.