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Transgender theology professor asked to leave Christian college

RNS () — A California Christian university has asked a professor who was once its chair of theology and philosophy … Continued

There’s something in the air: Grace

RNS () — Moments before I left Laguna Beach to drive to Long Beach one recent Friday afternoon, the U.S. … Continued

Church of England to draft new legislation on women bishops

CANTERBURY, England — The Church of England’s governing body reaffirmed its commitment to consecrate women bishops with the aim of … Continued

Feminism and the future of the Catholic Church

This commentary is adapted from a Berkley Center lecture delivered at Georgetown University on November 5, 2012. The unexpected election … Continued

Parents seek veto on sexuality teaching in Ontario schools

TORONTO — A group of conservative Christian and Muslim parents in Ontario want schools to notify them before their children … 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

Baptist leader critiques anti-gay comments

A Southern Baptist leader who works on gay outreach has criticized recent anti-gay comments by two Baptist pastors in North … Continued

Having faith in Haiti

By Uma Viswanathan Today, on the first anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, I am reminded of a popular Haitian spiritual: … Continued

Little hijabi women

By Shazia Kamal, contributor to Baber Ibrahim, in his Guardian piece, “This Trend of Young Muslim Girls Wearing the … Continued

Why don’t women have more rights in Muslim countries?

No one should be complacent about the condition of women in many Muslim (or many Western) societies. Americans certainly are … Continued

Sex and the City and Muslim women

By Asma T. Uddin and Sarah Jawaid We haven’t watched “Sex and the City 2“, as we cannot get ourselves … Continued

Women’s Day

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall A hundred years ago a feisty group of women met in Copenhagen and voted … Continued

Can the Supreme Court Be Pure Again? (Was it Ever?)

No religion, gender or ethnicity disqualifies a person from becoming a Supreme Court justice, but how should a particular judge’s … Continued

Wrong Message from the Pope

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The cartoonists had a field day with the Pope’s trip to Africa earlier this … Continued

For the Media, Benedict Creates a New Narrative

The Question: What can Pope Benedict XVI say and do to repair the growing rifts between the Vatican, the clergy … Continued

Gender and Religion on the Basketball Court

It’s easy to dismiss what happened in Kansas recently between a private religious high school and a female referee as … Continued

Our Ways Not Always God’s Ways

When I became a Christian in the early 1990s, I did what all good Christians are supposed to do. I … Continued