For women in religion 2011 was a year of firsts, challenges, and accomplishments. As three religious women won highest accolades with the Nobel Peace Prize, others received hate mail for their work on climate change or reproductive justice—and many others not yet making headlines have worked tirelessly on a range of social issues, guided by their faith and galvanized by their conscience.
Women of faith are breaking barriers, challenging narratives, and building social movements around the world. This International Women’s Day we honor a diverse group of women who are setting an example of compelling leadership on a daily basis. Compiled below is a sample that is representative—though in no way exhaustive—of the kind of work we can expect from religious women in 2012.
These 13 women provide vivid examples of the many impressive, inspiring women at the nexus of religion and public life. Their voices—and those of other female faith leaders—will be worth listening to as we continue to tell the story of who we are and who we hope to be as a nation and a global community.
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In the article, you can read the expanded bio of each of the 13 women.
From The Urantia Book:
Woman…has always been the moral standard- bearer and the spiritual leader of mankind. The hand that rocks the cradle still fraternizes with destiny. ~ The Urantia Book, (84:6.4)
Jesus elevated women to a high status during his time here; he even established a corps of women teachers and evangelists. You can much more about Jesus and women HERE