women in religion

Religion as we know it today wouldn't be the same without these moms.
"This is actually the fourth time this question has been up before a General Conference," Sahlin said. "The first time was
I cheated at church. My best friend and I explored every corner as children. She led me to secret passageways, and we somehow slid through. These abstractions surface in my dreams occasionally, passages in wrinkled waves, lit with golden honeysuckle and bitter dandelions.
A former Roman Catholic nun, a friend of mine, is now an Episcopal priest in Los Angeles. Anne Tumilty is rector of St. James' Church, South Pasadena. Years ago we interacted without quite realizing it.
What distinguishes today's 21st century women-led multi-faith movement for justice is the deliberate attention being paid to creating a new leadership model that is more inclusive.
My Catholic school education equipped me with the ability to do well in school, an extensive knowledge of religion and, as so often happens, a cynical and jaded approach to organized religion.
Woah, was this a coincidence? Fate? Regardless, It was filed in my mental schema called: "One of those strange life moments that gave me shivers of surrealism."
As much as I long to never again be asked to speak about being a woman in ministry, and as much as I want the day to come when the gender of clergy is not in any way interesting, we are not there yet.
Many Israelis know that Shimon Peres had brought a new way of working to the office of the president, and one visit to the presidential palace is all it takes to see how.
Their call-to-trousers has drawn strongly positive and negative (even vicious) reactions from LDS Church members. And it's made it clear how deeply thoughtful, civil conversation about gender is needed in Mormon communities.
Although the Coptic text may be too dated to reflect Jesus' marital status, it is a reminder of his unusual ability to shape cultural conversation -- not least of all where women are concerned. Perhaps the world is still waiting to catch up to this man.
You are powerful beyond words, because you threaten to unravel the control of corrupt men who abuse their authority.
The worldwide Bahá'í community has been at the forefront of the movement to advance the rights of women since its start more than 160 years ago, resulting in countless Bahá'í women of startlingly diverse backgrounds influencing many fields.
There is a natural, and deliberate movement by women of the church to challenge the system of sexism and collectively demand that their gifts not be ignored any longer.
If women and their bodies are not seen as subjects that are worthy of respect and protection validated by God, then abuse and violence of women can be considered justified. The Hebrew Bible suggests that God at one time ordained them.
It is time for male seminarians and clergy to repay their female classmates for all they continue to teach us and celebrate their coequal presence within our communities.
In American Soto Zen, we have, maybe for the first time in any continuous ancient religious tradition, full inclusion for women, who can now be fully ordained priests, abbots and Zen masters side by side with men.
It is time to recognize a historic trend. Women are emerging as leaders in faith traditions across the board, in many different roles and capacities.