Source: Los Angeles Times
On January 29, 2000, the Los Angeles Times published an article on FEASST, the new center in Long Beach, California dedicated to exploring and supporting social justice and feminist spirituality among all faiths and backgrounds. FEASST is an acronym of the center's area of focus - feminism, education, action, spirituality, support, and thealogy (deliberately spelled in the feminine form). The new center was erected to fill the vacuum left by the pioneering Immaculate Heart College Center in Los Angeles, which will close this June after a long struggle with finances and declining enrollment. Immaculate Heart, which opened in 1984, offered the first master's program in feminist spirituality and was a national leader in bringing women's issues to the fore in religious studies.