Women and religion
The study of women and religion typically examines the role of women within particular religious faiths, and religious doctrines relating to gender, gender roles, and particular women in religious his...
Religion and abortion
Many religious traditions have taken a stance on abortion, and these stances span a broad spectrum as highlighted below.
There is no single Buddhist view concerning abortion. Some traditional sou...
Women in Christianity
The roles of women in Christianity can vary considerably today as they have varied historically since the first century New Testament church. This is especially true in marriage and in formal ministry...
Islam and women
Women in Islam are guided by primary Islamic sources of personal law, namely the Quran and hadiths, as well as secondary sources such as the ijma, qiyas, ijtihad in form such as fatwas; the secondary ...
Nun
A nun is a member of a religious community of women, typically one living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. She may have decided to dedicate her life to serving all other living beings, ...
Ordination of women
The ordination of women to ministerial or priestly office is a regular practice among some major religious groups of the present time, as it was of several religions of antiquity.It remains a controv...
Priestess
A priestess is a female priest; a high-ranking woman having the authority or power to administer religious rites. Priestesses may even possess innate spiritual powers of immeasurably vast magnitude; s...
Bonnie Myotai Treace
Bonnie Myotai Treace is the founder and head Sensei of Hermitage Heart; she teaches at Gristmill Hermitage in Garrison, New York. Particularly known for her work in women's spirituality, poetry, and t...
Nahid Angha
Nahid Angha, Ph. D. is a Sufi scholar, human rights activist, women's rights activist, lecturer, translator and author of over fifteen published books. She is the co-director and co-founder of the Int...
Theosebia
Theosebia, also known as Theosebia the Deaconess, was a 4th-century Christian leader, who is honored as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church. As a saint she is referred to as Blessed Theosebia the D...
Eastern Christian monasticism
Eastern Christian Monasticism is the life followed by monks and nuns of Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy and Eastern Catholicism. Some authors will use the term "Basilian" to describe Eastern mo...
Carlo Maria Martini
Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., (15 February 1927 – 31 August 2012) was an Italian Jesuit and cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was Archbishop of Milan from 1980 to 2002 and was elevated to the cardinala...
1 Timothy 2:12
1 Timothy 2:12 is a passage from the first letter, 1 Timothy, of the pastoral epistles in the New Testament. It is familiarly quoted using the King James Version translation: "But I suffer not a ...
Coatlaxopeuh
Coatlaxopeuh is a word proposed by father Mariano Jacobo Rojas of Tepoztlán as a possible Nahuatl origin of the word Guadalupe, the appellation of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The suggestion of a Nahuatl ...
Swami Abhayananda
Abhayananda (born 1842), born Marie Louise, was the first woman initiated into Vivekananda's mission. She was also the first American female and a female Westerner to have become a swami monk.Louise w...
Judith Plaskow
Dr. Judith Plaskow (born 1947 in Brooklyn) is Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College. Her scholarly interests focus on contemporary religious thought with a specialization in feminist the...
Wilgefortis
Wilgefortis is a female saint of popular religious imagination whose legend arose in the 14th century, and whose distinguishing feature is a large beard. Her name is thought by some to derive from the...