Tag: Women

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    The preference for male children in India dates back centuries, driven by religious custom, and the widespread abortion of female fetuses has led to an increasing gender gap. Will a rising and urbanizing middle class change this? More

    April 5, 2013 | Comments

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    Sister Maureen Fiedler, host of the public radio program “Interfaith Voices,” asks if lurking among the papal candidates there is “a pope who will look at the human equality of all persons, including men and women.” More

    February 15, 2013 | Comments

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    He arrived in the Philippines in 1972, inspired by the Second Vatican Council to “get out of the rectory and into the streets” to fight human trafficking. More

    October 19, 2012 | Comments

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    “She had to have been the least naïve nun that I can think of,” says Kathryn Wat, curator of an exhibition of prints by graphic artist Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. More

    July 6, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb01-femalecircumcision

    It is a painful rite of passage for girls in many African and Middle Eastern countries, but in Senegal there has been a remarkably successful campaign to change people’s attitudes towards female circumcision in an effort to eliminate the practice altogether. More

    June 8, 2012 | Comments

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    “To have a situation in which we recognize the full equality of women changes everything,” says Union Theological Seminary president Serene Jones. More

    May 25, 2012 | Comments

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    “There is a whole historical world of women who have risen as leaders in religious communities because they were called to do it, not because someone said they could,” according to the first woman president of Union Theological Seminary. More

    May 25, 2012 | Comments

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    Activist groups should bring about a greater awareness of worker rights issues and add a moral voice to global economic matters, says David Schilling of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. More

    May 18, 2012 | Comments

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    Millions of women in the developing world suffer from obstetric fistulas and are outcasts in their societies, but a medical missionary from Australia has spent much of her life working to eradicate the condition. More

    May 13, 2011 | Comments

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    “There’s a lot of compatibility between the notion of Islamic finance and microfinance,” says Roshaneh Zafar, who established a nonprofit organization that has made small business loans to hundreds of thousands of women. More

    February 4, 2011 | Comments

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