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.


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.


Maria Shriver Talks with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama in conversation with Maria Shriver during a session of Peace Summit 2009 held in Vancouver, Canada, on September 29th, 2009.


"We gotta' make a space for that feminine voice to be heard..." | Woman Stands Shining

"Confronting Gender: Seeing, Hearing, and Valuing the Feminine" 2018 Festival of Faiths Pat McCabe, whose indeginous name is Weyakpa Najin Win (Woman Stands Shining), is a Dine’ (Navajo) mother, grandmother, activist, artist, writer, ceremonial leader, and international speaker.


Wsf Valarie Kaur

Women of Spirit and member Faith Valerie Kaur shares her Sikh faith and heritage and her commitment to social justice.


Sharon Brous: Beginning IKAR in Los Angeles

Friends just wanted a way to prepare their kids for bar and bat mitzvahs. Rabbi Sharon Brous made a revolutionary counteroffer.


Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum Speaks Out Against Stop & Frisk


Female Empowerment