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An Interview with Jetsünma Tenzin Palmo

By Craig Kaufman — 2010

“The head nun just started crying. Of course I like to make offerings and to honor. But in 20 years of doing this … it’s all been males. This is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to honor a female.” - Head nun, Drupka nunnery about Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

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Women strive for larger roles in male-dominated religions

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An ‘emerging voice’ on gender, identity, and religion

Brianne Painia was always interested in how the strong women who helped raise her were able to reconcile a self-assured independence with a Southern Baptist faith that sometimes suppressed it.

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Efforts by Women of Faith to Achieve Gender Equality

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Myokei Caine-Barrett, Narayan Helen Liebenson, Rebecca Li, and Myoan Grace Schireson share their experiences and insights into being a female teacher and leader in today’s world.

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The First American Woman Imam Explains the Rise of Islamic Feminism

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Denmark’s Feminist Mosque Founder Challenges Norms

Scandinavia’s first female-led house of Islamic worship, where Friday prayers are for women only, is riling conservatives.

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Sherin Khankan on Islamic Feminism and Learning to Love Being Different

When I saw that a media source went as far as publishing a piece framing Sherin as an extremist advocate of Hizb ut-Tahrir, I thought enough was enough. It was time to do something a bit more personal with Sherin.

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Daisy Khan, the “Ground Zero Mosque”—and 700 Million Muslim Women

She explained how, after 9/11, she felt a special responsibility to speak up for the vast majority of Muslims who embrace democracy and human rights, and to address the vexed issues of violence, status of women, leadership, and democracy within Islam. - Jesse Larner

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Daisy Khan, an Eloquent Face of Islam

Since the summer, Ms. Khan, a former architectural designer, has emerged as an eloquent and indefatigable public face of the maelstrom surrounding Park51, the Islamic community center and mosque that she and her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, are trying to build two blocks north of ground zero.

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Making Our Way: On Women and Buddhism

Grace Schireson, Christina Feldman, Rita Gross, and Lama Palden Drolma discuss how women are defining new roles as Buddhist leaders, teachers, and practitioners. Introduction by Sandy Boucher

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