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The United Methodist Church remains officially opposed to homosexuality, same sex marriage and self-avowed gay pastors. The fight on this issues is testing the faith more than ever and Dividing The United Methodist Church.
Parliament of Religions: Women's issues take center stage for the first time at the largest interfaith gathering in the world. Jennifer Lawrence: The actress says she's had enough of not getting paid as much as her male co-stars. Overparenting: Jessica Lahey on why failure can be a gift for kids. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Kim Gandy, Manal Omar, Sabrina Schaeffer
Women, Gun Control & NRA: As the nation grieves another mass shooting, we look at how men & women support gun control at different rates. Shark Tank: A contestant on the show cries during a business meeting, igniting a debate. Golden Girls Network: Boomers - especially women - look into alternative ways to living their golden years. PANEL: Ashe Schow, Lara Brown, Clara Del Villar, Anushay Hossein
Equality Study: A LeanIn.Org / McKinsey study looks at why women aren't equal in American corporations. Planned Parenthood: The organization enjoys popularity amid calls from Republicans to defund it. Anne-Marie Slaughter: the President and CEO of the New America Foundation speaks about balancing work and family. PANEL: Del Eleanor Holmes Norton, Linda Chavez, Debra Carnahan, Cari Dominguez
Pope Francis & Women: Will the pontiff allow women into the priesthood? Paternity Leave: Men ask for equal paid parental leave. Girls Who Code: Getting young girls on the track to study and work in STEM fields. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Susan Ferrechio, Rina Shah Bharara, Erin Mats
Planned Parenthood: An all-male faction of the Republican Party threaten a government shutdown unless the government cuts all funding to Planned Parenthood. Politics & Sexism: With Donald Trump’s comments about Carly Fiorina’s face, and Hillary Clinton's drop in the polls to Bernie Sanders, we ask the question: how deeply rooted is sexism in American politics? The Sentencing Project: The often-overlooked problems faced by women who are incarcerated.
Pope & Abortion: Pope Francis authorizes all priests to forgive "the sin of abortion" for the "year of mercy." Sexual Assault Stats: Research calls into question the statistic that one in five women are raped in college. Black Women & Unions: The book "And Still I Rise" chronicles struggles and triumphs.PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Patricia Sosa, Darlene Kennedy, Francesca Chambers
Politics & Race: Donald Trump and Jeb Bush criticized for what some perceive as anti-immigrant rhetoric.Colleges Tackle Sexual Assault: After much debate, are campuses any safer? Elena Vanishing: One woman, with the help of her mother, tells her tale of struggling with anorexia. PANEL: Rina Shah Bharara; Megan Beyer; Ashe Schow; Anushay Hossain
Donald Trump: Is the businessman what the GOP needs to pull in more women voters? Transgender Women: Do transgender women understand sexism the same way other women do? Senator Claire McCaskill: In her new memoir, Plenty Ladylike, Sen. McCaskil reveals how she strives for success. PANEL: Clara Del Villar, Avis Jones DeWeever, Lara Brown, Patrice Lee
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