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Previously, Associate Professor of Sociology
|More about me:
I am married to Tom Kodera, Director of Music Ministry at St. John's, and the mother of a wonderful -- and sometimes maddening -- teenage son, Jon. And, despite all my academic training and years of teaching, being Jon's mother is one of my greatest learning experiences.
I am active in issues of social responsibility and justice.
I believe quite strongly that we are called by God to work for justice
and equity for all. I personally have focused most explicitly on
issues relating to gender inequities and dilemmas. I have spent most
of my adult life -- both in and out of work -- working to diminish gender
discrimination and inequality.
|Writing these reflections:
I am told that my reflections are unconventional ... that I take risks others aren't comfortable taking. Maybe ... but it doesn't feel risky to me.
To me, doing these reflections is both gift and challenge. When I sit down to write a reflection, I try to open myself to the movement of the Spirit, prayerfully asking to become a conduit for the word of God. Often, I am surprised by what I am lead to share or to ask -- sometimes, there is discomfort. But, always, there is a sense of having been in God's presence ... no small gift in a life often consumed by work and commitments to others.
I am always humbled -- and sometimes amazed -- when I hear from others
about something I wrote. It reminds me once again of our interconnectedness
as sojourners in God's world.
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