Women Religious Leaders and Religious Resistance

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Women Religious Leaders and Religious Resistance December 9, 2009 Women in Religious Leadership - Number of women ministers grew in the late 1800s, started to plummet in the early 1900s - Began to grown again in the 1960s and 1970s as part of the women’s rights movement - Half of all Christian denominations currently do not ordain women o Largest are Roman Catholic Church, Southern Baptist Convention, and Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod - Women currently make up the majority of religious workers in the United States, but women underrepresented at high levels. o Called the “stain glass ceiling” o Women ministers remain in assistant positions, tracked into “female” roles like children’s education o Women ministers more likely to remain in smaller, less wealthy churches - In Islam, women are allowed to become imams but disagreement about leading men in prayer - Women allowed to be ordained as rabbis in some Jewish movements, first Orthodox ordination this year Religion as a Free Space in Oppressive Cultures
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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