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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an incrementalist, not a revolutionary, once questioned Roe v. Wade

By Thomas Reese — September 23, 2020

(RNS) — As we honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we may take to heart her advice on maintaining stability and faith in our institutions. 

Women strive for larger roles in male-dominated religions

By David Crary — January 15, 2019

(AP) — In just over a year, the #MeToo movement has toppled powerful men around the world. Yet in most of the world’s major religions, women are still relegated to second-tier status.

A down payment on making hajj easier for Muslim women

By Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil — August 11, 2018

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — A new group founded a year ago is helping Muslim women make the pilgrimage to Mecca by providing money, advice and even rewriting the narrative about women and hajj.

The culture wars need to make a safe space for conscience

By Paul O'Donnell — July 31, 2018

(RNS) — The booing of Christian soccer player Jaelene Hinkle for following her conscience shows that we need to turn down the temperature in the culture wars.

Tunisian women welcome repeal of interfaith marriage ban

By Akram Khalifa — September 28, 2017

TUNIS, Tunisia (RNS) — But Islamic conservatives aim to undo the repeal of the law, which they maintain was based on Muslim teaching.

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