Religion and Spirituality

ActivismReligion, Culture and Tradition: Strengthening Efforts to Eradicate Violence against Women (2013) was created to support the work of rights advocates working in international and regional spaces who are confronting opposition to their efforts using arguments based on religion, culture and tradition.
ChristianityThunder, Perfect Mind a poem discovered among the gnostic manuscripts at Nag Hammadi, is narrated by a female divine revealer.
ChristianityWomen In Ancient Christianity: The New Discoveries (1998) Harvard professor Karen L. King examines the evidence concerning women's important place in early Christianity. She draws a surprising new portrait of Mary Magdalene and outlines the stories of previously unknown early Christian women.
ChristianityThe Roles for Women explains that women in early Christian communities often owned the house churches where congregations gathered to worship, despite later being pushed to the side.
ChristianityThe Martyrdom of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas is the prison diary of a young woman martyered in Carthage in 202 or 203 CE.
ChristianityThe Acts of Paul and Thecla – Thecla’s story is one of many in the Apocryphal Acts which portray women giving up riches and sexual activity to follow the Apostles. She is an aristocratic woman who, despite great opposition, upon hearing the preaching of Paul, renounces her family and fiance to follow him. She eventually becomes a missionary and lives out her life teaching the gospel.
ChristianityGospel of Mary Mary Magdalene appears as a disciple, singled out by Jesus for special teachings.
LGBTQSan Francisco Human Rights Commission is focused on protecting the rights of all San Francisco inhabitants to equal economic, political and educational opportunity, to equal accommodations in businesses, to equal service and protection by public agencies, and to eliminate prejudice and discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, and more. Take a look at their reports on LGBT and Intersex communities.
MasculinityEngaging Men, Changing Gender Norms: Directions for Gender-Transformative Action (2014) advocacy brief explores the importance of changing social norms related to men's ideas and behaviors and examines several questions: Can men support gender equality and learn to live gender-equitable lives? Can men transform the ideas and practices they associate with manhood? Can the spheres where men and boys are socialized and often learn inequitable norms - home, school, work, sports, religion, the media, and others - be changed?
MasculinityNational Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men. NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist, dedicated to enhancing men's lives, and committed to justice on a broad range of social issues including class, age, religion, and physical abilities.
ReligionWomen, Religion, and Peace initiative, launched in July 2010, explores the connection between women and religion in conflict zones.
ReligionWomen, Religion and Globalization project at Yale University explores the interaction between women’s religious practices and political, economic and social developments in the global arena.
ReligionWomen and Religion Section of the American Academy of Religion (AAR)
ReligionWomen’s Studies in Religion program at Harvard Divinity School
ReligionWomen’s Studies in Religion program at Claremont Graduate University
ReligionThe Impact of Religion on Women in the Development Process was the focus on the inaugural (2003) issue of Critical Half, the annual journal of Women for Women International. Includes articles about women in Israel, India and Afghanistan; fundamentalism; globalization; Hinduism and more.
ReligionCenter for Women and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA was the earliest established center for women in theological education. The Center for Women and Religion ceased operation in early 2004 but there are 32 boxes in the Collection.
ReligionWitchcraft Collection at Cornell University Library is part of the Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. It contains more than 3,000 books, manuscripts, and related materials. More information about the content of the collection is available on the Collection Overview page.
ReligionWomen and Religion page at Internet Sacred Texts archives texts which relate specifically to women and religion from a female perspective. This includes historic feminist texts on the topic, texts about Goddess-oriented spirituality and Amazons, as well as texts from otherwise male-dominated religions in the same vein.
ReligionUnitarian Universalist (UU) Women and Religion is a grassroots project started by UU lay leaders in the 1970s as an effort to promote examination of religious roots of sexism and patriarchy within the UUA and beyond.
ReligionPortraits of American Women in Religion is an online exhibition of the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Sexual HarassmentU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Sexual Harassment (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
US-Womens-HistoryPortraits of American Women from the Library Company of Philadelphia is an online exhibition including Women Writers, Women in Religion, and Women of the Republican Court.
Violence-GeneralReligion, Culture and Tradition: Strengthening Efforts to Eradicate Violence against Women (2013) was created to support the work of rights advocates working in international and regional spaces who are confronting opposition to their efforts using arguments based on religion, culture and tradition.