Reconsidering women in relation to religion

By Press Office
August 21, 2012

Women's' experience and feminist theology has asked deep and difficult questions about the role of women within and across all of the world's religions.

Should traditions, practices and scriptures be reconsidered and re-valued from the female perspective? Should male-dominated imagery and language about God still determine women’s place among their fellow believers? How can this happen in a way that does justice to religious belief and tradition?

These and other important questions will be discussed at the Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh this afternoon, by the Rev Fiona Bennett from the United Reformed Church; Dr Lesley Orr from the University of Edinburgh; and Ravinder Kaur Nijaar from the Religions for Peace European Women's Network.

Together they will consider a redefined role for women in relation to religion and belief.

Tuesday 21 August, 12.30pm - 1.30pm, St Cuthbert’s Church off Lothian Road (Venue 122), Lindisfarne Room. This event is FREE.

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