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Religious Women

9 Ways Religious Women Broke Down Barriers In The Last Year

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion

March marks Women's History Month, a time to celebrate and critically assess the ways in which women's rights have and have not progressed around the ...

Confessions of an Altar Boy Wannabe

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.12.2015 | Religion
Patricia McGuire

I got over my acolyte envy; Cardinal Burke and his ilk need to get over their aversion to women. All of us in leadership roles for the Church and its institutions need to come together to figure out how to sustain the service enterprises that are the collective ministry of the Church in the world. Now THAT is a topic for a Synod where women truly should be heard!

What? 'Nuns Are Not Called to Serve the World... '

Carole Ganim | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion
Carole Ganim

These women, those in religious communities, those who have left religious communities, and those never in a religious community are not satisfying their own egos, but are doing the work of the Spirit in our times, not the times of our foremothers.

To LCWR: Be Out of Order

Carole Ganim | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Carole Ganim

If the good ol' boys want to keep their robes and mitres and rules and constrictions and money and their insistent antimony toward women, let them. Religious women can love God and others without the bureaucracy and the rules and the dictatorship.

Historic NYC Church Could Soon Have Its First Female Senior Minister

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The famed Riverside Church in Manhattan has recommended the Rev. Amy Butler as its seventh senior minister, the first woman to lead the...

Epiphany and the Polar Vortex

Carole Ganim | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Carole Ganim

The good news is that religious life endures and thrives today, but it is very different and in the future it will be better.

Women: Living Philanthropy

Rabbi Jack Bemporad | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jack Bemporad

Women will inherit 70 percent of the $41 trillion in the inter-generational wealth transfer expected over the next 40 years. That enormous potential philanthropic capital will propel women to the forefront of transformational giving. That gives me hope.

What Can Women Leaders Learn From Biblical Miriam?

Yaacov Cohen | Posted 04.08.2013 | Religion
Yaacov Cohen

You wouldn't expect the five book of Moses to promote women's leadership but a patriarchal society led by elders. However, a careful reading of Miriam's actions during the Hebrews Exodus from Egypt might lead you to a dramatically different conclusion.

A Prayer For The Times: A Litany Of Women For The Church

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

Give to the women of our time the strength to persevere, the courage to speak out, the faith to believe in you beyond all systems and institutions.

10 Inspiring Women Religious Leaders

Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion

Editor's Note: For thousands of years, women have participated in religious observance and worked to support religious institutions -- often in greate...