Faith and Feminism: A Critical Conversation

What are the most pressing issues at the intersection of faith and gender, and how can women of different faiths and views derive strength and meaning from their respective religions? This conference explored these important questions. Panel discussions focused on an examination and reframing of feminism to accommodate religious traditions; gender norms in religious dating and marriage; and achieving work-life balance among working mothers.
This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, web magazine altFem (from the founders of altMuslimah.com and altCatholicah.com), and the World Faiths Development Dialogue.

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Introduction | Ashley McGuire, Katherine Marshall, Asma Uddin

A More Inclusive Feminism | Shahed Amanullah, Neylan McBaine, Aisha Rahman, Eve Tushnet, Christy Vines

Gender Norms in Religious Dating and Marriage | Salma Abugidier, Crystal Corman, Susan Katz Miller, Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

Motherhood as Important to Society and Empowering to Women | Ashley McGuire, Jamillah Karim, Melissa Langsam Braunstein, Carrie Severino

Concluding Remarks | Ashley McGuire, Asma Uddin

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