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Kate Ott
Kate Ott is an author, professor, and parent. From books to blogs, she takes on current questions about sexuality, children/youth, and the role of public, theology in responding to injustice. She is Assistant Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Drew University Theological School in Madison, NJ. Her most recent book is Sex + Faith: Talking with Your Child from Birth to Adolescence. She was born and raised in the Midwest of the United States as a “cradle Catholic,” and now lives on the East Coast with her husband and two children worshiping with ecumenical communities.
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A Gathering Voices Post by Kate Ott On Ash Wednesday, I was serving as the choir parent volunteer. The parent brings the snack, serves as the second adult in the room, and helps out as needed. With 10 minutes left in practice, the Junior Choir Director stops and informs the... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by Kate Ott Homemade Paper Star Gift by Eva (12 y/o) I love giving and getting presents. I am the person who wears or uses a gift immediately after receiving it. I put time and effort into choosing gifts for close friends and family. That said,... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by Kate Ott As a white parent, I struggle with how to talk about the racialized history of our society with my white children. From the history of Thanksgiving to the events in Ferguson (and so many other cities), I wonder what I can say to... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by Kate Ott The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has made major news headlines over the past two months. The challenge went viral on social media this summer, but it didn’t start there. For a few years, various organizations have promoted “cold water challenges” that couple dosing... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voice Post by Kate Ott I grew up as a cradle Roman Catholic. My family and friends were all Catholic. I went to Catholic schools. To be honest, very honest, I didn’t experience religious traditions other than Catholic until I went to seminary. In seminary, I saw a... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices post by Kate Ott When the Internet never forgets, the practice of forgiveness is all the more important. In response to the ubiquity of the Internet and its incomparable ability to remember, a recent European Union Court ruled in favor of a man who requested that Google... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices post by Kate Ott Twitter is not simply a tool for organizing or a space to share random thoughts. Like any significant technology, it alters our behavior and even thought patterns. How one seeks to organize across the globe has been changed by twitter (for more on... Continue reading
A Gathering Voices post by Kate Ott Technology is often described as a “tool” - a means by which to accomplish a task more efficiently. Telephones reach people (almost) anywhere, and they help us send messages faster than other available forms of communication (ie. handwritten letters.) Machines assemble cars, knit... Continue reading
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A Gathering Voices Post by Kate Ott As a young girl, I was often called bossy. I hated that label. Even today, I try to reframe comments in a positive light. “Yes, I’m organized.” Or “If no one takes charge, we won’t ever finish this.” Reframing aside, what I know... Continue reading
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