JERUSALEM (RNS) – Women of the Wall is part of an annual campaign spearheaded by American Conservative Jews to encourage women, as well as men, to wear phylacteries during prayer.
RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) — Jewish women across the country are struggling to figure out whether to support a movement whose goals — electing Democratic leaders and building a more inclusive society — they too embrace, but whose leadership has been accused of anti-Semitism.
(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.
(RNS) — Nikki Fried, the first Jewish woman to serve as commissioner of agriculture in the Sunshine State, called her alma mater to ask if there was a special Bible she could use for the occasion.
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) — A new Christmas pageant at a church in Spokane skips the camels and wise men and focuses on the Magnificat—a biblical song from Mary that challenges the status quo.
ABUJA, Kenya (RNS) — In Nigeria, an interfaith group of women is working to build peace between Muslims and Christians.
(The Conversation) — Dorothy Day, who died 38 years ago this week, was able to discern beauty in the midst of her harsh and demanding life. In that, she has a lesson for the times we live in.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) — The president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said the new position helps demonstrate the school has 'no tolerance on this campus for sexual harassment, assault, or disrespect.'
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — There's a widespread tradition that it's better for women to pray at home than in the mosque, but in Kosovo, an old Ottoman-era tradition is bucking that trend.
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.
(RNS) — When, in the past two years, bestselling Christian author Lysa TerKeurst revealed her husband's affair and her diagnosis with breast cancer, she did what she's always done. She wrote about it in a new book, 'It's Not Supposed to Be this Way."
(RNS) — Muslim women were elected to Congress for the first time. And for the first time in memory an incumbent senator mentioned the upcoming Hindu holiday of Diwali in an acceptance speech.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The language on the clergy abuse crisis was watered down, but the monthlong synod was a victory for Pope Francis in his efforts to reform the Catholic Church.
(RNS) — The two traditions with the highest percentages of women clergy, according to the ‘State of Clergywomen in the U.S.,’ were the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.
(RNS) — The 'Raise Your Voice' author talked to RNS about speaking up at protests, on social media and around the dinner table.