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Religion and Gender

Sexism: The Original Sin Of The Church

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER -- the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our...

Religious Fundamentalism and the Backlash to Women's Equality

Monica Duffy Toft | Posted 01.07.2015 | Religion
Monica Duffy Toft

Women's freedoms secured in the Mubarak era were quickly rolled-back by Muhammed Morsi's government until he was overthrown in July 2013. Through association with these regimes, women's equality and empowerment was thus labelled "godless" and "unholy"

Vatican Doctrinal Watchdog Insists He Is Not Misogynist

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The Vatican’s guardian of orthodoxy and the force behind Rome’s investigation of American nuns has renewed his criticism of the Leadership C...

Whose Sharia Is It?

Kecia Ali | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
Kecia Ali

Whose sharia is this? It is certainly not mine. I cannot believe that it is God's.

No Women Allowed

Reuters | Jennifer Dobner | Posted 06.06.2014 | Religion

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY, April 5 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Mormon women who want ecclesiastical equality were denied admittanc...

Top 10 Religion Stories Of 2013

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion

2013 was a huge year for religion news. The transition of power in the Vatican, church state issues in the United States, and religious tension in the...

Standing Against Ignorance: When Justin Lookadoo Came to Richardson High School

Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles

Not only does Mr. Lookadoo lack credentials, even the most cursory research uncovers his profoundly disturbing convictions about gender.

Vatican: Women Cardinals Idea Is 'Nonsense'

Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion

Speculations about women being elevated to the rank of Cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church were squashed today by the Vatican, whose spokesman flat...

Today We Are Closer: Lutherans Elect First Female Bishop

Nadia Bolz-Weber | Posted 10.17.2013 | Religion
Nadia Bolz-Weber

As much as I long to never again be asked to speak about being a woman in ministry, and as much as I want the day to come when the gender of clergy is not in any way interesting, we are not there yet.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Block Women From Praying

Reuters | Allyn Fisher-Ilan | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion

JERUSALEM, July 8 (Reuters) - Several thousand ultra-Orthodox protesters effectively blocked Jewish women activists campaigning for equal worship ri...

Jaweed Kaleem

WATCH: Transgender Clergy Speak Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion

Nearly four years ago, the Rev. David Weekley, a United Methodist minister, shared a secret that surprised many in his Portland, Ore., congregation: H...

President Weighs In On Catholic Ordination Of Women

Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion

President Jimmy Carter waded in the tricky waters of gender and religion in an interview with Time.com in which he said that the Catholic church was w...

Pope Francis: 'Women Have Primary, Fundamental Role'

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion

* Pope Francis says women have special mission in Church * Pontiff has repeated theme over Easter celebrations * Catholi...

Ramadan Reflection Day 25: Women In The House Of God

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.13.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

I never really understood why some mosques are so comfortable in creating spaces for women that really are just disrespectful, both of the women themselves and the ritual that they are coming to undertake.

Jaweed Kaleem

The New Radical Islam

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.30.2013 | Religion

At first, the devout Muslims who gathered in a Washington, D.C., conference center seemed like they could have come from any mosque. There were women ...

Science, Gays, Women, War And The Bible: President Jimmy Carter Answers The Hard Questions

Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion

Jimmy Carter served as the 39th president of the United States, founded the Carter Center and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. President Carter is a...

The Resignation Of Eve

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

There is a natural, and deliberate movement by women of the church to challenge the system of sexism and collectively demand that their gifts not be ignored any longer.

Women in Libya and the Arab Spring

Manal Omar | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Manal Omar

Few would dispute women's role in the revolution. The question on women's minds today is whether it is sustainable or not.

Challenging The Vatican Old Boys' Network

Bill Quigley | Posted 01.01.2012 | Religion
Bill Quigley

Fr. Roy faces expulsion from his Catholic community, Maryknoll, for refusing to recant his belief that women can and should be allowed to become priests.

The WISE Women of Islam: What a Conference in Istanbul Can Tell Us About the Future of Women in the Muslim World

Fritz Lodge | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Fritz Lodge

"Islam can effect that change." That statement might seem antithetical to some, considering the frequency with which theological arguments are used to rationalize rights abuses in the Muslim world.

The Egyptian Revolution: Women, Islam And Social Change

Karen Torjesen | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion
Karen Torjesen

Unnoticed by the Western press, Muslim women are leading their own revival of Islam, a mix of social activism and Islamic values, nurtured by their own study of the Qur'an, the Sharia and the fiqh.

Radha: The Feminine Nature Of God

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 11.04.2011 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Our desire to love and be loved comes from God. For the most part, no one wants to be alone, at least not permanently. The thing everyone is chasing after is love. We all want to know that there are people out there that love us.

Welcomed, Wanted and Affirmed: A Transgender Sister in Christ

Rev. Rich Rose | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Rev. Rich Rose

I understand that it is crucial that you become who you are and who you know you were meant to be. I believe this is vitally important to God as well because God intimately knows you and loves you.