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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  • December 30, 2011

     The recent years have seen a significant rise in the number of employed people in the Arab sector, mainly among women, according to a study commissioned by the National Insurance Institute of Israel.


  • December 26, 2011

     Police and municipal inspectors removed signs in a haredi (ultra-orthodox) area of Beit Shemesh calling for segregated sidewalks for women on Sunday night. Police said crowds of men surrounded the inspectors, adding that the crowds were...


  • December 8, 2011

    The Catholic Church says new federal regulations requiring employers to provide no-cost prescription birth control as part of their health insurance plans infringe on their religious liberty.


  • October 11, 2011

    Billy Graham has been dubbed the "Pope of Protestant America." He's prayed with every U.S. president since Harry Truman and has had tremendous influence on American life. But now in his 90s, Graham is living a quieter, less-active life. One...


  • September 29, 2011

    Shaima Jastaina had been sentenced Tuesday to 10 lashes for driving a car in Jeddah. The court ruling came just two days after King Abdullah had announced that Saudi women would, for the first time, be able to stand for office and nominate members of...