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Gender Issues in Spiritual Life



There can be deeply embedded cultural and social gender prejudices in any religion or spiritual practice, with biases that especially alienate, dominate, and exclude women and LGBTQIA people. Even as there are small, dynamic, and growing movements within various faiths and practices searching for ways to achieve gender equality and non-masculine perspectives, exploring spirituality in the context of such prejudice can be challenging.

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What Islam Really Says About Women | Alaa Murabit

Alaa Murabit's family moved from Canada to Libya when she was 15. Before, she’d felt equal to her brothers, but in this new environment she sensed big prohibitions on what she could accomplish.

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Women Are the Future of Islam

In this revelatory book, imam Sherin Khankan addresses urgent contemporary issues such as modern women in Islam, radical Islamic groups, Islamic divorce, and fundamentalism, and she describes her own personal journey as a female Muslim activist.

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Women in Islam

There is no singular role or experience for women in Islam. Muslims women hold a variety of positions in society generally, and take on different responsibilities and restrictions in religious settings.

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FindCenterIt is precisely women’s experience of God that this world lacks. A world that does not nurture its weakest, does not know God the birthing mother. A world that does not preserve the planet, does not know God the creator.

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The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out on Religion-and Others Should Too

Candace L. M. Gorham, LPC, discusses her new book, The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out on Religion—and Others Should Too.

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A Bigger Sky: Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism

Written by the first and only layperson to receive full dharma transmission in the Suzuki Roshi Soto Zen lineage, A Bigger Sky explores what it means to traverse the gaps of a Buddhism created by and for men, navigate the seemingly contradictory domains of secular and spiritual life, and walk a...

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Forum: Hear Our Voices

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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FindCenterWhat happens to the spiritual life of a young girl who is made to understand, consciously or subconsciously, that she has no place in the spiritual domain except as a consumer of someone else’s God?

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The new feminist revolution in religion - Gina Messina-Dysert - TEDxUrsulineCollege

In her witty and powerful talk Gina Messina-Dysert ‘confesses’ her Catholic feminist identity. She discusses the connection between feminism and religion and the ways social media has created a space for women’s voices.

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Yentl’s Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism

Thanks in large part to the struggles of their activist foremothers, today’s young Jewish women have a dizzying array of spiritual options.

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