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Women Religious Leaders

A Bullet Couldn't Stop Pastor Renita Lamkin's Fight For Equality In Ferguson

Religion News Service | Lilly Fowler | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (RNS) The first time the public heard the name Renita Lamkin was probably the day she was shot. In early August, four days after M...

Episcopal Church's Katharine Jefferts Schori Will Not Seek Re-Election

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 10.02.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman elected to head a national branch of the worldwide Anglica...

Women Pastors In Prominent Churches Reveal Cracks In Stained-Glass Ceiling

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Chicago. New York. Washington, D.C. In quick succession this year, three women have been chosen to lead historic tall-steeple churches in all th...

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...

50 Powerful Women Religious Leaders To Celebrate International Women's Day

Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion

International Women's Day falls on March 8 and is a day for honoring the achievements of women around the world. As the globe moves further in the...

HuffPost Religion Round-Up: August 14-21

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.21.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

World Youth Day, Crown Heights, Ramadan Reflections, Women Religious Leaders, Orthodox Gays And Lesbians Marrying Each Other, and Kiddie Preachers.. It has been a busy week on HuffPost Religion.

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...

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.