Communications, Culture & Society

Many of the world’s religions have maintained a patriarchal view of creation, human society and gender roles to the detriment of equal rights for women and girls. But faith and feminism are not mutually exclusive as many religious leaders and communities today are finding common ground with social justice agendas, including recognition for women’s equality. Increasing numbers of women are entering ministry and rabbinical roles while feminist theorists are influencing theological interpretations and debates across many religious traditions. Nuns, religious and women congregants are also advocating for increased autonomy, responsibility and participation in theological and institutional decision-making.

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By Daniela Jauk*Considering that I am a sociologist and feminist, you might be surprised when I say a human rights approach to women’s, gender...
July 28, 2009 posted by Julie and Scott Zeilinger*My family’s feminism is rooted deeply in our Jewish heritage. As Jews, my family has been...
December 16, 2009 posted by admin The Christian Science Monitor featured several articles this week on the veil and the Muslim Women's Movement. They...

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  • April 24, 2012

    A report by the Sunday Times says that as many as 100,000 woman in the UK may have been victims of female genital mutilation.

     


  • April 19, 2012

    A report from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican's orthodoxy watchdog, accuses the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the largest umbrella group for nuns in the United States, of taking positions that...


  • April 18, 2012

    The Globe and Mail article discusses the International Football Association Board's unanimous recommendation to rescind the hijab ban first introduced by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association in 2007.


  • April 16, 2012

    Sports Illustrated reports that the International Olympic Committee is stilltalking to Saudi Arabia about sending women to the London Games, despite a report that the conservative Muslim country's national Olympic committee resists the idea.


  • April 2, 2012

     About one in three young Arab women between the ages of 23 and 29 participate in their country's labor force versus about eight in 10 young Arab men. This gender gap is generally consistent across the 22 Arab countries and territories Gallup...