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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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  • July 7, 2010

    Guardian: The Church of England is moving towards changing a law that prohibits women from becoming bishops.  However, opponents are threatening to leave the church unless the role of female bishops is limited and there is choice in refusing...


  • June 11, 2010

    CNN: A report released by the Pew Research Center, found that one out of seven new marriages in the U.S. is interracial or interethnic. Around 85% of 18- to 29-...


  • June 10, 2010

    Guardian: A UK report has been released rating "women-friendly mosques" that have "demonstrated good practice in relation to women's involvement and participation." These mosques often included separate prayer areas for women,...


  • April 12, 2010

    Yassmine el Ksaihi doesn't see herself as a feminist rebel. Yet there is something pioneering about her nonetheless: At age 24 she is the administrator of a large mosque, an unusual position of authority for a young woman in the world of Islam,...


  • April 8, 2010

    Wherever women are vastly underrepresented--whether in churches, high finance, or the highest levels of science--the argument for opening male preserves to women should not be based in dubious notions of female ethical superiority.

    The...