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What Catholic women want

Catholic women leaders see in Pope Francis’s call to action tremendous potential for new conversations about gender in the church and society.

Both sides see gay marriage as ‘inevitable’

About 72 percent of Americans say legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable,” according to a survey released Thursday (June … Continued

The Islam that empowers women

On International Women’s Day, this series answering, “Is religion good for women?” runs in collaboration with the Tony Blair Faith … Continued

Religion has a woman problem

On International Women’s Day, this series answering, “Is religion good for women?” runs in collaboration with the Tony Blair Faith … Continued

Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims blast Rick Santorum on ‘equality’ comment

Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus are accusing Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum of bigotry and ignorance after he said that “equality” … Continued

Civil vs. religious rights in D.C. same-sex marriage law

By Michelle Boorstein The same-sex marriage measure making its way through the D.C. City Council is proving good fodder for … Continued

Teaching Tolerance In a Conflict Zone

By Catherine Rottenberg and Neve GordonFounding members of Hagar BEER SHEBA, Israel – Educating children in a conflict zone is … Continued

America Has More Than 3 Faiths

The New York City Council last week voted to add two Muslim holidays to the city’s public school calendar, citing … Continued

Empowering Women to Choose

All religions can empower women, and all have empowered women at various times. They can also disempower women and have … Continued

Church Lags Behind, Again

Whether marriage is a function of the state or the religious institution is not the issue, since the two have … Continued

“Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds…”

It’s strange to think that America’s view of love might be four hundred years behind the times. In Sonnet 116 … Continued

Accomodation is Capitulation

Anyone who is not aware of the subtle strategy of the religionists who hate and wish to destroy the Western … Continued

Religion and Women: Chains That Still Bind

As a freethinker and a feminist, I have always found it baffling that women, as a group, are more religious … Continued

Cultures Can Overpower Egalitarian Impulse of Religions

Most cultures have been patriarchal, and the world’s religions have for the most part sanctified patriarchy, legitimating it in their … Continued