Feisty and Fearless: Glimpses into the Life of Lois M. Wilson by Janice Louise MeighanFeisty and Fearless: Glimpses into the Life of Lois M. Wilson by Janice Louise Meighan

Feisty and Fearless: Glimpses into the Life of Lois M. Wilson

byJanice Louise Meighan

Paperback | April 25, 2014

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Meet the many sides of Lois M. Wilson: Moderator, senator, minister, mother, chancellor, activist, wife, canoeist, feminist. Feisty and Fearless explores the legacy of an accomplished, vibrant public and religious leader, a woman of firsts who shattered the stained-glass ceiling. With access to Wilson and to her unpublished papers, photographs, and diaries, Janice Meighan has created an authentic window into this remarkable woman’s story, evolving views, and vision. This book of stories will make you think, laugh, and cheer. Feisty and Fearless is a must-read for all Canadians. With a foreword by Alex Neve.
Author Janice Meighan teaches courses in community settings in religious, biblical, and ritual studies, as well as in death and dying, and is a conference speaker on these topics. An experienced business consultant and analyst and a licensed ritual officiant, she holds a Master’s degree in Religious Studies (in the humanities) from the...
Title:Feisty and Fearless: Glimpses into the Life of Lois M. WilsonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:327 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inPublished:April 25, 2014Publisher:United Church Publishing House, The United Church of CanadaLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Lois Wilson xi
Foreword by Alex Neve xiii
Preface xv
1. Roots and Wings (1927–1948) 1
The Child They Could Least Afford 3
Ma and Pa Freeman 8
Early Influences on Pee Wee Freeman 15
Stepping Stones: University and the SCM 20
2. Ministry and Motherhood (1949–1966) 27
The Minister’s Wife and the Children’s Mother 29
Roadblocks to Ordination 39
No Neat Category 44
The Out-of-House Work 50
3. From the Town to the World (1967–1975) 55
The Whole Town’s Talking 57
First Place: A New Vision from the Ashes 63
Crete, a Watershed Experience 71
India, Up Close and Personal 76
One Foot in Each Camp 85
Catching the Wave 91
4. Simply, The First (1976–1980) 101
A National Trailblazer 103
Shattering the Stained-Glass Ceiling 110
Baking a Whole New Cake 116
5. The World Calls (1981–1997) 127
On a Wing and a Prayer 129
The Travelling Moderator 136
Not a Bleeding Heart 143
Shaking Up the World Council of Churches 149
Standing on Guard for Thee 158
6. At Her Core 165
Waste Not, Want Not… 167
A Friend before All Else 173
At Home on Superior 180
7. An Ottawa Senator (1998–2002) 189
A True Independent 191
Why the Senate? 198
Human Rights for All 204
A Special Envoy 214
Retirement from the Upper House 223
8. Passing the Torch (2003–2013) 233
Life Passages 235
Let Justice Roll Down 239
90 Pounds of Piss and Vinegar 247
A Commitment to Partnership 258
9. The Last Word 265
Reflections on the United Church 267
Reflections on Life and Work 284
Appendix A: Curriculum Vitae 301
Appendix B: List of Interviewees 309
Notes 315
Bibliography 319