RELIGION
03/10/2015 09:48 am ET Updated Mar 10, 2015

This Is What A Little Over A Year Of Religious Women Breaking Down Barriers Looks Like

ASSOCIATED PRESS

March marks Women's History Month, a time to celebrate and critically assess the ways in which women's rights have and have not progressed around the world.

In the realm of religion, there is still much work to be done, as many faith traditions continue to bar women from seeking ordination and fail to recognize the important role women play in the spiritual lives of their communities. In other ways, though, women have made serious strides in the last year, taking on new leadership roles in their denominations and houses of worship, expressing their faith through art and spearheading activist movements.

As we continue envisioning a future that upholds full gender equality, these women are taking the lead and providing an example for others to follow:

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Religious Women Breaking Down Barriers
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