Tag: Women

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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

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    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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    “I’m doing the best I can to live out my faith as I understand it,” says Episcopal priest and Vanderbilt University chaplain Becca Stevens. “Love is the most powerful force for social change.” More

    August 13, 2010 | Comments

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    The basement of Christ Lutheran Church is one of the few places in Baltimore where homeless single women and their children can find help.

    December 17, 2009 | Comments

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