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Women Fight for Spiritual Rights in Israel

Vanessa L. Ochs | Posted 12.03.2016 | Religion
Vanessa L. Ochs

Imagine US Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elana Kagan going together, along with eight other Jewish women, to the Western Wall in Jeru...

2013: The Year Women Abolish God

Mark Morford | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Mark Morford

Could this be the grand finale? The glorious death knell for the ugliest portions of organized religion and its relentless, impressive beat-down of the stubborn female species for lo these past 2,013 years? Can we at least hope?

Are Muslim Women Really Second Class Citizens?

Alayna Ahmad-Benson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Alayna Ahmad-Benson

Despite the Quran's clear promotion of women's rights in Islam, the interpretation of the Hadith and Quran by men has led to patriarchal structures and male dominated cultures.

Misogyny in the Middle East: The Real Elephant in the Room

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

A swarm of criticism has been leveled against Mona Eltahawy's recent Foreign Policy story on the state of women in the Arab world. Saying that sexism and misogyny in the Middle East has "nothing to do" with Islam is symptomatic of either denial or fear.

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.

A Flawed Pioneer, Hillary Still Represents Change

Denise Clapsaddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Denise Clapsaddle

Women's leadership in the religious orders, as in other professions, has had a tremendous impact. For the pioneering women who were our seminary instructors, Clinton represents dramatic opportunity for change.