Diann L. Neu


Diann L. Neu, D.Min., MSW, LGSW, is co-founder and co-director of WATER, the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual, in Silver Spring, MD. A feminist liturgist, spiritual director, and psychotherapist licensed in Washington, DC and Maryland, Diann specializes in liturgical and ritual planning, counseling and spiritual direction, retreats and conference consultation.

She lectures and conducts workshops on liturgy planning, spirituality, women-church, and creating Eucharistic communities. She has published numerous books of rituals and articles on the subject of feminist approaches to liturgy, spirituality, and therapy.

Diann publishes a monthly ritual on WATER’s website www.waterwomensalliance.org. She is co-editor with Mary E. Hunt of New Feminist Christianity: Many Voices, Many Views (Skylight Paths, 2010).

Among her publications are Seasons of Compassion: Resources for Companions of Those Needing Healing (WATERworks Press, 2009); Seasons of Healing: Journaling and Resources for Women with Cancer (WATERworks Press, 2008); Seasons of Survival: Prayers and Rituals for Women with Cancer (WATERworks Press, 2007); Women’s Rites: Feminist Liturgies for Life’s Journey(Pilgrim Press, 2003) and Return Blessings: Ecofeminist Liturgies Renewing the Earth(Pilgrim Press, 2002). 

(This biographical statement provided by Diann Neu.)

Biography Date: September 2017

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Catholic (Roman) | Hunt, Mary E. | WATER (Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual) | Author/editor | Feminism | Theology | Women and Religion | Washington, D.C. | Neu, Diann L. | EXHIBIT Rolling the Stone Away


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