Believe the Women – By Leah Grundset Davis
The future is female, as they say.
Apparently, so is the past.
History shows us that as movements are born, they very often involve the voices and leadership of women who work hard to establish new energy and efforts to make our shared human existence more kind and equitable. As movements turn into institutions, however, the voices and leadership of women are increasingly suppressed.
It is profound, then, to remember that with the Magnificat, Mary’s song, it is the voice of a woman that issues a mandate challenging the powers that oppress, divide, and harm; her words are the very foundation of the work and witness of Jesus Christ in the world.