religion

Women have nothing to be forgiven for

The Pope’s recent declaration regarding abortion could be seen as hopeful news for women and those that can experience pregnancy, and was acclaimed by some as a radical turn. By allowing priests to “absolve the sin of abortion”, the Pope seems to be willing to open a space for dialogue within religious institutions and to progressively adapt official dogma to […]

September 21st, 2015|Arts & Culture|1 Comment|

Rescuers & Redeemers: The Evangelical Church’s Role in the Anti-Trafficking Movement

On a recent Sunday night in central London, I attended an Evangelical Protestant church service. Midway through the worship portion, the music leader stopped the fervent singing to welcome a woman to the stage. She had just completed a two-week-long bike trek across Europe to raise awareness about sex trafficking and was now back in London to talk about it. […]

November 21st, 2013|Society|0 Comments|

Recognising Religious Women as Feminist Subjects: The Case of Catholic Feminists in Brazil

The position of white Western feminists regarding religious women, and more specifically Muslim women, is increasingly contested. In Western discourses, religious women are considered either too oppressed to speak for themselves or too dominated to express a real “free choice” (Delphy 2008; Scott 2007). By locking them in this subjugated position, feminist theory denies religious women agency and capacity to […]

September 23rd, 2013|Arts & Culture, Society|1 Comment|

The Freedom of Religious Oppression?

Linnéa Sandström discusses the ways in which religion and reproductive health collide in current US political discourse and questions the paradoxical relationship between the freedom of religious multiplicity and the right of women to control their reproductive capacities.      For the past few decades in the US, reproductive health policies have taken up a large proportion of the nation’s political […]

February 13th, 2012|Politics, Society|0 Comments|

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