BUNGOMA, Kenya (RNS) — Traditional culture here demands that women bear sons, but religious leaders say it's time for people to see that in God's eyes, both genders have equal worth.
(The Conversation) — After much debate, the Episcopal Church recently began a process to replace masculine terms for God. But Christians have long referred to God in feminine terms, perhaps understanding the God, and the imagery used to describe God, can’t be limited.
AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) — The Episcopal General Convention, meeting in Texas since July 3, is discussing changes to the church's Book of Common Prayer aimed at stripping away some of the masculine descriptions of God in favor of more 'expansive' language.
(RNS) — News that New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch has rented a city-owned Brooklyn beach for separate male and female swim days is creating excitement among devout Muslims and Orthodox Jews, but critics say the practice amounts to gender discrimination.
(RNS) — The little known history of how America's Christians got entangled with America's beauty pageant.
The beleaguered baptist leader should join a 12-step program. It might teach him how to make amends.
(RNS) — The award-winning comedy celebrates postwar Jewish success.
Julie Roys says feminism may have contributed to our current crisis and fundamentalists may be making it worse.
(RNS) — Christian, evangelical, feminist activist Lisa Sharon Harper explains how she came to lead the 'Ruby Woo' pilgrimage.
TUNIS, Tunisia (RNS) — But Islamic conservatives aim to undo the repeal of the law, which they maintain was based on Muslim teaching.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's surprise decision to grant women the right to drive in the conservative kingdom marks a significant expansion in women's rights, but activists said it is also only the first step in a long list of demands for equality.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) The case against El Al was brought by 83-year-old Renee Rabinowitz, who was asked by a flight attendant, after boarding a flight from Newark, N.J., to Tel Aviv in 2015, if she would agree to move.
Championing "women issues" is not the same as championing women, says Allison Trowbridge.
JERUSALEM (RNS) In an effort to appeal to the country’s ultra-Orthodox Jews and their increasingly stringent modesty norms, the niche catalog depicts Orthodox men with side curls and boys wearing yarmulkes in domestic settings — at a table set for a Sabbath meal, in a study with display cases lined with religious books. But not a single woman or girl.
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