When we talk about spirituality and religiosity left wingers and feminists often agree: nothing is a holy as atheism. And whoever looses faith in this is a traitor, forgetting the historically fought for values of enlightenment and emancipation.
Post secular theories – that have sprung up especially from post colonial discussions – are questioning this long cherished verdict. They stress the individual agency that can be connected with spiritual and religious practices. This complicates the traditional opposition of emancipation vs. religion.
We want to ask which impulses can come from post secularity? What can it do to help our understanding of radical faeries and eco feminist healing circles? Why can breathing exercises and catholic nuns be inspiring feminist teachers? What’s the deal with medieval witches? And why should we calm down a bit in the current discussion about esoterism in queer feminist circles? These are some aspects we want to discuss in the next Queerfeminist Kitchen.
There will be a short input from Ulrike E. Auga who is accompanying the Year of the Women* with her own lecture series Queer feminist life and futurity.