Antidote to Da Vinci Code: Inviting Women to Share Their Stories
Clicking on the above title would get you to HerCode.org (www.hercode.org), a participatory Web site launched May 12. This is providing women with a place to share their stories "in safety and communion" and is endorsed by the NCC's Justice for Women Working Group.
Helen LaKelly Hunt founder of Faith and Feminism writes:
"While my Christian faith is the soul and foundation of who I am, it is also true that the history of Christianity reveals centuries of the silencing of women and the suppression of their talents and potential. This incongruity, I believe, is the reason for the astonishing popularity of The Da Vinci Code. Although the book is a work of fiction, it has nevertheless touched a raw nerve: the suppression of the feminine within all institutional religion."
I wish that not only Christian women, but Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist women may participate in this new experiment.