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Seeking Greater Equality, Indian Women Turn to Unexpected Source

After witnessing gender-based victimization, Khatoon Shaikh founded an all-female Shariah court.

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What transgender people teach us about God, and our humanity

“Ultimately, the transgender question is about more than just sex. It’s about what it means to be human.” Russell D. … Continued

Despite censures, Womenpriests movement grows

If heading a religious community is a lonely job for any woman, a Catholic Womenpriest might be the loneliest of … Continued

What’s a Christian theologian doing at a conference on secularism?

As a Christian theologian, I gladly accepted the invitation to speak at the conference “Secularism on the Edge: The Church … Continued

Finding the ‘living waters’

When I heard Jordan’s story, I knew I wouldn’t forget it. Jordan is a young medical practitioner who volunteered in … Continued

The case of transgender Catholic school teacher Mark Krolikowski: Keeping the faith while gender notions evolve

Mark Krolikowski wore his hair at shoulder length, his nails long and well manicured, and his ears pierced. His appearance, … Continued

Mormon women wearing pants love the Gospel

Jeff Blake FOR THE WASHINGTON POST The Book of Mormon sits on a coffee table as Mormon missionaries make home … Continued

Faith under siege: The Baha’is of Semnan, Iran

Imagine if you lived in a world where it is government-sanctioned practice to be constantly under surveillance, to have your … Continued

Maryknoll priest Roy Bourgeois expelled over support for women’s ordination

A long-running struggle between Catholic authorities and the Rev. Roy Bourgeois over his support for ordaining women has ended with … Continued

Remembering transgender voices

On Sunday, the Boston-area trans community came together for the 14th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance . This global celebration … Continued

Voters exercise their liberty of conscience at the polls

AP Partygoers react as balloons fall at an Election Night party in Baltimore on Nov. 6, 2012, after voters passed … Continued

Eection results reveal God is winning

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST A lifesize cutout of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney oversees volunteers making phone calls to … Continued

Mormon missionary age change may promote equality between women, men

AP Jeffrey R. Holland gives a news conference at the church office building about the change in missionary age during … Continued

Mormon women seeking middle ground to greater equality

SALT LAKE CITY — For some Mormon feminists, there can be only one goal on the road to gender equality: … Continued

Episcopal Church promotes the “T” in LGBT equation

Commentators at the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times may decry the Episcopal Church as a place offering … Continued

Keith Ellison on John McCain defending Huma Abedin: ‘I was proud to see him do it’

ASSOCIATED PRESS Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., one of only two Muslim’s in Congress, testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee … Continued

Does Mona Eltahawy’s approach hurt women?

Mona Eltahawy’s Foreign Policy cover story “Why Do They Hate Us” triggered an avalanche of passionate responses. But few have … Continued

Blessed are they who mourn?

“Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” –Jesus in The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:4. Imagine, … Continued

Parodies of Rick Perry’s ‘Strong’ ad: the gift that keeps on giving

Gov. Rick Perry’s anti-gay, anti-religious pluralism “Strong” adwhere he promises to “end “Obama’s war on religion” has generated more than … Continued

Faith and development: exploring the link

By Katherine Marshall The trains run exactly on time in Switzerland, and when it snowed in Bern last week the … Continued