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The journey of one transgender Latina in the church

(RNS) Nicole Garcia says she was "a good Catholic boy" when she was in her teens. Today, she is a candidate for ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. She is on track to be the denomination’s first transgender clergyperson of color.

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Folk religions thrive with women's spirit

(RNS) Unlike Christianity, Judaism and Islam, historically all led by men, or the philosophies of the East such as Buddhism where male scholars and monks dominate, folk religions are often practiced and led by women.