Gender & Religion Part II

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Mon, 12/15/2008 - 4:00pm

This episode of Gender Blender addressed religion/spirituality and gender. During this second half of the two part 1 hour show, hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall were joined in studio by Reverend Nathan Meckley, Senior Pastor at Portland Oregon's MCC, and Reverend Dr. Frodo Okulam, from Sister Spirit (, a women's spirituality group. Okulam also teaches classes on women's spirituality as part of Portland State University's Women Studies. Earlier in the hour an interview was played with Fatemeh Fakhraie the founder and editor of Muslimah Media Watch ( The hosts were also joined by phone from Martin Rawlings-Fein in San Francisco. A lay leader at San Francisco's LGBT affiliated synagogue, Martin is also a graduate student in Jewish Studies at Hebrew College. Sister Paula Neilsen, who was going to be on the show had to pull out at the last minute due to a family emergency. A trans woman and evangelical preacher Sister Paula has had a cable television ministry since 1987. You can check out her pod and videocasts at For more information on gender and religion, check out OmniGender: A Trans-religious Approach by Virginia Ramey Mollenkot.

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