VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: ELIZABETH J. FARIANSveteranfeminists2022-10-15T10:31:05-04:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Elizabeth J. Farians, Ph.D.
April 10, 1923 – October 21, 2013
“It’s all right if women come to church with a cake in their hands, but if they come with an idea in their heads, they’re not welcome.”– Dr. Elizabeth Farians, May 1970
Theologian, Feminist, Animal Rights Advocate and Social Justice Activist. Founder of National Organization For Women. Chaired the first NOW Task Force on Women and Religion. First woman to become a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America. Co-founder of “Catholics for the ERA” and “Catholics for Choice.” Founded Animals, People and the Earth (APE); Honorary Veteran Feminists of America board member.
Photo. NOW Founders and Presidents celebrate the 40th Anniversary of NOW, 2006. Left to right: Former President Patricia Ireland, Former President Karen DeCrow, President Kim Gandy, Founder Muriel Fox, Founder Elizabeth Farians, Founder Inez Cassiano and Former President Aileen Hernandez. [Photo courtesy of NOW]