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Despite Ban, These Orthodox Jewish Clergywomen Are Determined To Serve

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:48:34 -0500

Not even a ban from the religious establishment will stop these women from fulfilling their calling.

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5 Tips For My Fellow Muslims

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:40:06 -0400

Ultimately, what I'm asking of my fellow Muslims is simple, and it's something I would ask of anyone, regardless of faith or lack thereof: be yourself; drop your judgment and evangelism, and pick up some mercy and compassion.

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Catholic Women React to Pope Francis's Latest Initiative For Women

Sat, 14 May 2016 11:21:30 -0400

What would it mean for Catholic women to be able to serve at the altar as deacons? Here's what these women had to say.

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How You Can Prep for Pentecost

Thu, 12 May 2016 18:57:41 -0400

I'm lying on an ice pack early this morning, doing my back exercises and listening to Pray as You Go, a tool for meditation, with monastery bells, music, and a Bible reading. It warms up my cranky body--and cold morning soul. The reading today is from Acts 2--the story of Pentecost, which goes like this.

Here Is Why Extremism Is a Human [Not Religion] Issue

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:32:00 -0400

Extremism is not an "Islamic" or religious issue, it's a human issue, that has always been there and will always be there. The problem is violence and oppression against women within a civil society.

Brenda Janowitz Talks About Her New Novel, 'The Dinner Party'

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:43:26 -0400

Holidays give families a chance to gather, reflect on the last year, and create new memories. At least that is the ideal version of the concept. Brenda Janowitz's lovely and fast-paced novel, The Dinner Party, captures a much more realistic view of the intricacies of a family gathering.

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Video Flips The Script On The Ridiculous Reasons Women 'Should Not Be Pastors'

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:58:40 -0400

It's been nearly 2,000 years since the birth of Christianity, people. It's time to let women lead.

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What I Have Learned from Muslim Women

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:17:29 -0500

Dress, let alone practicing their religion, can set these women apart from the culture around them. That is not to say there is no fashion involved - indeed their fashions are quite intricate. Yet what I have learned from these close friends of mine is there is no shame in not fitting in perfectly with the women around you.

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5 Tips for Mindful Holiday Shopping

Sat, 05 Dec 2015 13:10:44 -0500

It's so easy to mindlessly spend money. It's so easy to feel disconnected from the spirit of the holiday and the essence of the people you're buying for when you're shopping (especially online and with credit cards).

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Why Mormon Women Don't Want the Priesthood

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:59:18 -0500

Telling women who have prepared all their lives to be good mothers, wives, and Relief Society Presidents that they are expected now to do more work within the church without being paid and without much thanks is not liberation, not really.

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The Long-Lost Story Of The World's First Woman Rabbi

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:02:09 -0400

Her name was Regina Jonas. And her story deserves to be told.

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How Some Male Adventist Pastors Are Standing With Unordained Women

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:04:23 -0400

They are forgoing ordination credentials as an act of solidarity.

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Did Women Just Get One Step Closer To Priesthood In The Catholic Church?

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:20:43 -0400

Quebec Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher is suggesting that women should be ordained as deacons.

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Pope Francis and the Rebranding of Catholicism

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:25:09 -0400

As a Catholic who observed closely the resignation of the emeritus pope and elevation of Jorge Bergoglio, in March of 2013, with hope and some suspicion, I find myself vexed by the profuse adulation Pope Francis I received during his visit to the United States.