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About stokesnet

Jeanette Stokes is a writer, artist, minister, and the Director of the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South, located in Durha

Ride, Sally Ride!

The news of Sally Ride’s death got me thinking about women in math and science. Dr. Ride was a great proponent of girls and women going into math and science. I’ve long felt a personal connection to the first woman … Continue reading

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Yellowbird Baking

I officiated at a wedding last weekend at Duke Gardens. The couple getting married couldn’t have asked for better weather in late June in North Carolina. It was breezy and pleasant outside in the late afternoon of their day. As … Continue reading

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Vote Against NC Amendment 1

North Carolina’s proposed Amendment 1 would harm NC families. There are nearly 89,000 people in NC living in domestic partnerships that don’t fall under the traditional definition of marriage. Amendment 1 would limit legally recognized domestic partnerships to one man … Continue reading

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Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday the first day of Lent, the forty-day period of preparation for Easter. (You remember the formula. Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. To find Ash Wednesday, just back … Continue reading

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Earthquake

Just before 2:00 pm yesterday, I heard something rattling in my house. I looked around for a bird pecking on a window and realized a framed childhood picture of my mother was rattling. I had never heard it make a … Continue reading

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Ordination of GLBT people

I was ordained to the ministry in the Presbyterian church twenty nine years ago. At the time, I was living in Greensboro with my partner Katherine and working two jobs, as a campus minister at UNC Greensboro and as the … Continue reading

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Brand Aid

My friends Lisa Richey and Stefano Ponte were in the Triangle this week promoting their new book, BRAND AID: Shopping Well to Save the World. They are both scholars in African policy, Lisa in health policy and Stefano in development … Continue reading

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