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Women in Christianity

'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?