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Women's Rights

I Am a Feminist

For Christians who read and take the Scriptures seriously, a feminist theology emerges out of God’s sincere desire for justice and reconciliation. Here are 5 guiding principles for churches. […] Read More

When women, who represent more than half of the people in our churches, are educated, empowered and treated as equals, the church as a whole can prosper at significant rates. It’s all because of the other F word. […] Read More

On this 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, may we look across the globe and hear the stories of women who are still treated as less than human. […] Read More

I was initiated into adulthood through more than the traditional graduation from high school. I will never forget that summer because I was excited to be participating in the National American Baptist Youth Gathering as a small group leader. My anticipation of an incredible week quickly turned into a nightmare when I learned one of […] Read More

Saudi Arabia is striding toward the future – about an inch at a time. And then backward about three-quarters of that. Saudi King Abdullah announced earlier that women in his country would finally get the right to vote and run for office – but not yet. Four years from now. Maybe. But they still can’t […] Read More

I was raised to respect my elders in a way that went beyond saying “sir” and “ma’am” when addressing someone older than me. As I’ve grown closer to elderhood myself, I’ve learned to recognize that age doesn’t always bring wisdom, but it often does, and those who have been around the block many times may […] Read More

March, as Women’s History Month, is a time to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of women. Ever since Congress passed a resolution in 1987, Americans have taken this month to focus on women in history. Jone Johnson Lewis wrote on About.com that Women’s History Month is when we “take one month of the year to […] Read More

Either/or thinking permeates American life. As an unrecognized form of thinking, it distorts reality, presenting false choices that constrict moral complexity and narrow the range of practical options. As an unrecognized form of thinking, it distorts reality, presenting false choices that constrict moral complexity and narrow the range of practical options. A Newsweek article on […] Read More

American women have won their way into voting booths, corner offices, government positions and pulpits, while many of their Afghan sisters are desperate for the right to leave their houses without escorts. When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan on Sept. 26, 1996, everything changed–for women and men alike. Waheeda Jamil, a mathematics professor in […] Read More

Afghan women were fighting for democratic rights even before the Taliban arrived. But now the women are fighting for their lives. One group, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), founded in 1977 by Afghan feminist poet Meena Keshwar Kamal, continues its fight in secret. RAWA was established as “an independent political/social organization […] Read More