Category - Gender

  • February 15, 2013

    A “zero tolerance approach to violence and abuse in relationships” was approved in Westminster, but ministers were absent and have scuppered action.

  • February 14, 2013

    The One Billion Rising global activist movement to end violence against women and girls has brought together people in over 200 countries to call for change.

  • January 21, 2013

    Jill Segger reviews Rachel Mann's account of her journey through gender dysphoria, sexuality and chronic illness from "a false self and a false God" towards wholeness.

  • January 1, 2013

    Seven development workers in north-west Pakistan, six of them women working at a health and education project, have been shot dead.

  • December 18, 2012

    What are some of the implications of the discussion of critical religion for feminist and gender theory making? The gendered binaries of spiritual/material or spirit/flesh still haunt us, says Dr Alison Jasper, in the tendency to regard women and the female as better fitted for certain roles that tend to be less well rewarded in terms of money and influence.

  • December 3, 2012

    Young people aired their views on conflict and peace, exam stress, bullying, sexuality and gender orientation at the sell-out Methodist 3Generate event.

  • November 21, 2012

    The recent decision of the Church of England not to admit women as bishops is a moment of clarity. It is a lifting of a veil, an opportunity to see things as they really are, suggests Dr Fran Porter. For what has been – and continues to be – at the heart of the disagreement, is the Church of England’s attitude to women. And not just to its own female members, but to all women.

  • August 21, 2012

    An Edinburgh festival discussion has sought to look at how women’s experience can reshape what gets labelled ‘religion’ in fresh, positive ways.

  • 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.

  • July 13, 2012

    The Church of England has still not positively resolved the issue of women bishops, notes Savi Hensman. Both deeper listening and clearer leadership are needed in affirming a vision of an inclusive, mission-oriented church open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.