Women Rise Up.HEIC

Women Rise Up

Sacred Stories of Resistance for Today's Revolution

by Katey Zeh

2021-2022 Reading Program Social Action Selection 


About the book:

Women Rise Up shares the stories of biblical women connecting them to contemporary global gender issues. In doing so, Zeh speaks truth to women's oppression and erasure while reminding us of the sacredness of women's experience, wisdom, solidarity, and sisterhood.


Intro to Women Rise Up with the author Katey Zeh


We built this study around the key concepts: Historical Context, Biblical Interaction, and Social Action. The following resources can be used in small group settings as a companion to Women Rise Up. Each session will take 60-75 minutes. Please feel free to adapt these materials for your context. They are meant to just be a help in your planning. A journal or writing material is recommended for each participant.


Hagar (Chapter 1); Genesis 12:10-20

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Rachel (Chapter 2); Genesis 30:1-22; 35:16-21

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The Exodus Midwives and Mothers (Chapter 3); Exodus 1:8-22

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Hannah (Chapter 4); 1 Samuel 1:1-18

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Ruth (Chapter 5); Ruth 1:1-19a; 2:1-13; 3:1-14

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The Widow of the 2 Kings (Chapter 6); 2 Kings 4:1-7

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Mary (Chapter 7); Luke 1:13-56

Video Recording: https://vimeo.com/658158877

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Martha of Bethany (Chapter 8); Luke 10:38-42

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The Hemorrhaging Woman (Chapter 9); Mark 5:24b-34

Video Recording: https://vimeo.com/658161733

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Mary Magdalene (Chapter 10); John 20:1-18

Video Recording: https://vimeo.com/658408246

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Video ('I Was There' - The Testimony of Mary Magdalene): https://youtu.be/_FU7NUTfjE0