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Women in Religion

These Sacred Mothers Show Us The Power Of Women's Spirituality

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.05.2016 | Religion

Mothers are an important part of the origin stories of many religions, but they're often relegated to the sidelines. Indeed, the world's most celebrat...

Seventh-Day Adventists Set To Reopen Discussion About Ordaining Women

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion

At a conference in San Antonio on Friday, the Seventh-day Adventist church will address the issue of whether women should be ordained within the churc...

Alice in Promised Land: Being Born Female in a Conservative Religion

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Monica Stevens-Kirby

I cheated at church. My best friend and I explored every corner as children. She led me to secret passageways, and we somehow slid through. These abstractions surface in my dreams occasionally, passages in wrinkled waves, lit with golden honeysuckle and bitter dandelions.

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.

Nine Values That Could Define the Future of Women's Faith Leadership

Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson

What distinguishes today's 21st century women-led multi-faith movement for justice is the deliberate attention being paid to creating a new leadership model that is more inclusive.

How Pope Francis Renewed My Faith in Religion

Literally, Darling | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

My Catholic school education equipped me with the ability to do well in school, an extensive knowledge of religion and, as so often happens, a cynical and jaded approach to organized religion.

I'm in: A Palestinian Diet for Peace

Bethany Saad | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Bethany Saad

Woah, was this a coincidence? Fate? Regardless, It was filed in my mental schema called: "One of those strange life moments that gave me shivers of surrealism."

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.

A Dozen Chairs

John Gerzema | Posted 09.02.2013 | World
John Gerzema

Many Israelis know that Shimon Peres had brought a new way of working to the office of the president, and one visit to the presidential palace is all it takes to see how.

Why Mormon Women Are Wearing Pants To Church This Sunday

Joanna Brooks | Posted 02.13.2013 | Religion
Joanna Brooks

Their call-to-trousers has drawn strongly positive and negative (even vicious) reactions from LDS Church members. And it's made it clear how deeply thoughtful, civil conversation about gender is needed in Mormon communities.

Jesus Was Otherwise Engaged: Impacting All Women, Not Just One

John Ortberg | Posted 12.02.2012 | Religion
John Ortberg

Although the Coptic text may be too dated to reflect Jesus' marital status, it is a reminder of his unusual ability to shape cultural conversation -- not least of all where women are concerned. Perhaps the world is still waiting to catch up to this man.

A Message To Girls About Religious Men Who Fear You

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Soraya Chemaly

You are powerful beyond words, because you threaten to unravel the control of corrupt men who abuse their authority.

10 Baha'i Women Every Person Should Know

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.26.2012 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

The worldwide Bahá'í community has been at the forefront of the movement to advance the rights of women since its start more than 160 years ago, resulting in countless Bahá'í women of startlingly diverse backgrounds influencing many fields.

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.

Arab Women, Rihanna And Male-Chauvinistic Religions

Myisha Cherry | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Myisha Cherry

If women and their bodies are not seen as subjects that are worthy of respect and protection validated by God, then abuse and violence of women can be considered justified. The Hebrew Bible suggests that God at one time ordained them.

Celebrating Female Clergy

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

It is time for male seminarians and clergy to repay their female classmates for all they continue to teach us and celebrate their coequal presence within our communities.

For Full Inclusion Of Women In American Soto Zen Buddhism and All Religions

Norman Fischer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Norman Fischer

In American Soto Zen, we have, maybe for the first time in any continuous ancient religious tradition, full inclusion for women, who can now be fully ordained priests, abbots and Zen masters side by side with men.

Women As Religious Leaders: Breaking Through The Stained Glass Ceiling

Maureen Fiedler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Maureen Fiedler

It is time to recognize a historic trend. Women are emerging as leaders in faith traditions across the board, in many different roles and capacities.