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Women in Christianity

Why Wouldn't a Christian University Take Sexual Assault Seriously?

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 05.27.2016 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

We could cynically point to hypocrisy. Certainly that's there. But I think the underlying belief system that allows a Christian university to overlook sexual violence is a kind of misogyny related to particular conservative Christian convictions about women, gender, and sexuality.

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...

WATCH: Women Respond To Pastor's Sermon 'These Hoes Ain't Loyal'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.06.2014 | Religion

Maryland pastor Jamal Bryant quoted a Chris Brown song during a recent sermon saying, "These hoes ain't loyal" -- and women everywhere made a collecti...

11 Reasons Christianity Needs Feminism

Eliel Cruz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

Without women leaders in visible places of our church, we hinder young people by not teaching them to look up to women.

Women as Change Agents in the Ongoing Life of the Church

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 07.20.2014 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

A former Roman Catholic nun, a friend of mine, is now an Episcopal priest in Los Angeles. Anne Tumilty is rector of St. James' Church, South Pasadena. Years ago we interacted without quite realizing it.

'Twilight' And Evangelical Christianity's Eternal Girlhood

Linda Kay Klein | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion
Linda Kay Klein

De-sexualizing religious girling goes deep. Real deep. Girls are told that if they become the wrong kind of woman not only will their eternal life be threatened, but the eternal lives of men and boys who trip over them on their path to God will be at risk.

Christianity Is Not Bad For Women

Rt. Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool | Posted 06.11.2012 | Religion
Rt. Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool

The problem of the repression of women, especially in leadership roles, developed as the Church institutionalized itself over time, melding its practices within cultures of increasing male dominance.

Should Women Be Allowed On Holy Mount Athos?

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 09.11.2011 | Religion
Sasa Milosevic

For more than 1,000 years, in respect of a monastic tradition separating the sexes to allow them to focus on their spiritual tasks, women have been banned from Mount Athos. Time may no longer be on their side.

Bishop Compares Fight Over Female Bishops To World War II

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) A leading bishop in the Church of England has triggered fury in British religious circles by likenin...

Uppity Women And The Church

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

Why do women persist in the religious life, or as members of congregations, when the church is so often a test of our resilience, or when our opinions are seen as defiance?