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...
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Dr. Ahmed on the reaction to Ivanka, Melania in Saudi Arabia
'In the Land of Invisible Women' author and Muslim scholar Dr. Qanta Ahmed provides insight
Pakistan Advisory Body Suggests Men 'Lightly Beat' Wives Who Refuse Sex
A powerful constitutional body in Pakistan proposed legislation last week that would allow husbands to "lightly beat" their wives who decline sex or refuse to wear what their mates prefer.
Saudi Women Vote For The First Time
The first Saudi women ever to cast ballots in the kingdom hugged and took souvenir selfies during groundbreaking elections Saturday that marked another step in social reforms but failed to stir a majo...
Women scholars in Egypt reflect on the intersection of Islam and feminism
Islamic feminists in many Muslim-majority countries have spent years studying and interpreting Islamic texts, especially the passages concerning divorce, inheritance and child custody. In Egypt, three...
Ordination
Ordination is the process by which individuals are consecrated, that is, set apart as clergy to perform various religious rites and ceremonies. The process and ceremonies of ordination varies by relig...
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Religions of the Ancient Near East
The religions of the ancient Near East were mostly polytheistic, with some early examples of primitive monolatry (Mardukites), Ashurism and Monism (Atenism). Some scholars believe that the similaritie...
Ordination of women in Buddhism
The ordination of women in Buddhism is and has been practiced in some Buddhist regions, such as East Asia, again in Sri Lanka, and is newly beginning in some Western countries to which Buddhism has re...
Ordination of women in the Anglican communion
The ordination of women in the Anglican Communion has been increasingly common in certain provinces since the 1970s. Several provinces, however, and certain dioceses within otherwise ordaining provinc...
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Ordination of women in Protestant churches
Ordination is the process by which individuals are consecrated, that is, set apart as clergy to perform various religious rites and ceremonies. The process and ceremonies of ordination varies by relig...
Catholic Church doctrine on the ordination of women
The Roman Catholic Church doctrine on the ordination of women, as expressed in the current canon law and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, is that: "Only a baptized man (in Latin, vir) validly rec...
Shamans
Shamanism (/ˈʃɑːmən/ SHAH-mən or /ˈʃeɪmən/ SHAY-mən) is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to encounter and interact with the spirit world and ch...
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Women as imams
There is a current controversy among Muslims regarding the circumstances in which women may act as imams—that is to lead a congregation in salat (prayer). (Note that there are many types of Islamic re...
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Women in Islam
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 ...
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Female rabbis
In Judaism, a rabbi /ˈræbaɪ/ is a teacher of Torah. This title derives from the Hebrew word רַבִּי rabi [ˈʁäbi], meaning "My Master" (irregular plural רבנים rabanim [ʁäbäˈnim]), which is the way a stu...
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Rebbetzin
Rebbetzin (Yiddish: רביצין) or Rabbanit (Hebrew: רַבָּנִית) is the title used for the wife of a rabbi, typically from the Orthodox, or Haredi, and Hasidic Jewish groups.The Yiddish word has a triling...
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Maya religion
The traditional Maya religion of Guatemala, Belize, western Honduras, and the Tabasco, Chiapas, and Yucatán regions of Mexico is a southeastern variant of Mesoamerican religion. As is the case with ma...
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Mary Ann Swenson
Mary Ann Swenson is an American bishop of the United Methodist Church, elected in 1992.
Mary Ann Swenson (née McDonald) was born 8 June 1947 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She was raised and educated i...
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...
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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 ...
Victoria Zormelo-Gorleku
Rev. Mrs. Victoria Ama Zormelo-Gorleku (born 14 September 1907, Keta) was the first woman Prisons Officer in Ghana, and the first ordained woman priest in any of the established Mission Churches in Gh...
Women's mosques
Women's mosques (清真女寺 Qingzhen nusi, 女寺 nusi) have existed in China for several hundred years. They can be found in the Chinese provinces of Henan, Shanxi and Hebei. Some countries beyond China also h...
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Canaanite religion
Canaanite religion is the name for the group of Ancient Semitic religions practiced by the Canaanites living in the ancient Levant from at least the early Bronze Age through the first centuries of the...
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