Category - women

  • 21 Nov 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.

  • 20 Nov 2012

    The Christian message is at heart about reconciliation. But the church which is supposed to proclaim and live that message has often failed to do so in its own life and example, sometimes spectacularly.

  • 6 Nov 2012

    A prominent Chinese women’s rights activist, Mao Hengfeng, has been sentenced to one-and-a-half years in a labour camp, amid protests.

  • 31 Oct 2012

    Sexual violence during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina shattered the lives of thousands of women, a new human rights briefing says.

  • 21 Aug 2012

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

  • 21 Aug 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.

  • 15 Aug 2012

    A stimulating, comedic and controversial one-woman show comes to Edinburgh tomorrow night, defying simplistic portrayals of Muslim women.

  • 12 Jul 2012

    The Mexican authorities have failed to protect women from increasing levels of violence and discrimination, says Amnesty International.

  • 7 Jun 2012

    Last-minute changes have complicated the Church of England’s slow progress towards allowing women to be bishops, says Savi Hensman. Attempts to placate opponents are unhelpfully stalling the process further.

  • 19 Apr 2012

    Key aspects of Christian (and notably Christendom) tradition have been used to cement or justify women's oppression. But dismissing Christianity simply as something to be thankfully consigned to history means consigning all the achievements of women who have identified themselves as Christian alongside it, says Alison Jasper. From this perspective, all Christian women are victims if not collaborators. A rounder picture is needed.