Religion & Spirituality

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.

Muslims Join U.S. Girl Scouts

 

"It appears as though the U.S. might live up to its 'melting pot' moniker, as many Muslim girls have joined the American Girl Scouts. Priya David reports from Minnesota." 
 
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Girls’ Education in the 21st Century: Gender Equality, Empowerment, and Economic Growth

Much has been done to increase gender equality in education over the past 15 years. National governments and the international community have followed through on promises made in various international forums to increase investments in girls’ education. Overall female enrollment at the primary level in low-income countries has accordingly grown from 87 percent in 1990 to 94 percent in 2004, considerably shrinking the gender gap. This progress is the result of recognition of centrality of girls’ education in development and the overall progress made under the Education for All (EFA) agenda.
 

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Revelations: Exposing The Radical Right

This eye-opening documentary (even to the feminist veteran) exposes the convergence of right-wing political, religious and economic forces in the U.S.

Narrated by Alfre Woodard
Produced and directed by Lorraine Sheinberg

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News Coverage of the Veil and the Muslim Women's Movement

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're well worth the read! From "Behind the veil: Why Islam's most visible symbol is spreading:"


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Female Religious Guides are on the Rise

In recent years, Morocco, Egypt, and Turkey have trained and appointed a new group to the ranks of religious guides: women. Female religious guides, al-murshidat in Arabic, reach a demographic group that might otherwise not be available – or receptive – to male imams, such as women and children, particularly those in poorer neighborhoods.

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Saba Mahmood: "The Politics of Freedom: Geopolitics, Minority Rights and Gender"

Lecture delivered on November 5, 2009 at Barnard College. Originally entitled "Should Religious Ethics Matter to Feminist Politics?" Mahmood's talk marked the sixth annual Helen Pond McIntyre '48 Lecture.

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2010 - Seven Who Rewrite the Rules

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Profiles of seven outstanding leaders dedicated to improving women's lives: Michael Dowd, Patricia Gruber, Ilene Lang, Ana Langer, Tonya Lewis Lee, Sarwat Malik and Maria Do Socorro Melo Brandao.

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Michael G. Dowd, Defender of Women with Charges

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