The book is based on over 20 years’ experience of bringing this topic to public notice and the hazards it entails. It is written in six chapters (152 pages) and does not need to be read chronologically. The Chapter headings speak for themselves as they open up different vistas on the root of the problem. The authors are committed to remaining within the Catholic Church, but recognise that women’s ministry, in its fullest inclusive sense, will only happen in a renewed Church. The book includes contributions from CWO members. It is written primarily for the general educated reader who is interested in a deeper understanding of this struggle and the important part it plays in highlighting the present theology on women, in the Catholic Church that underpins the reasons for violence against women and their worldwide poverty.
Chapter 1 Awakening to Public Action
Chapter 2 Awakening from Loss towards Resilience.
Chapter 3 Awakening to Spiritual Growth.
Chapter 4 Awakening to the ‘Defective’ Tradition on Women
Chapter 5 Awakening to ‘Symbolic Shifts’ in Feminist Theology.
Chapter 6. Awakening to New Visions of Church.