women and religion
Roughly 97 million more women than men are religiously affiliated.
The book aims to "inspire the next generation of women," says editor Miriam Robbins Dexter.
Women-centered spiritual groups are challenging gender norms and bringing healing to participants.
"The traditions themselves are not oppressive. It’s the interpretations that are."
(RNS) Seventh-day Adventists voted Wednesday (July 8) not to allow their regional church bodies to ordain women pastors. The
We can teach our children there's a time and place for cocktail or beach attire without shaming girls for their bodies. And we need to teach and show boys that a girl's attire or presence at a party doesn't mean she's fair game.
Unlike Christianity, Judaism and Islam, historically all led by men, or the philosophies of the East such as Buddhism where
Men have run the world for a long time. We can easily see where this unbalanced and abusive gender dominance, including "manly Christianity," has gotten us. It is ugly and destructive. It is beyond time to bring women to the table at both local and high, global levels for peace and security.
Women of faith are increasingly seeking to elect those who commit to the betterment of women's lives and recognition of our contributions, cherished freedoms and autonomy.
Shortly after his election, Francis called for a new theology of women, saying that "it is necessary to broaden the opportunities for a stronger presence of women in the church." To date, the church hasn't gotten the memo.