Posts Tagged ‘Status of women’

Holy See accused of resisting UN efforts on anti-women violence Comments 0

Friday, March 15th, 2013

As a United Nations commission debates violence against women, the Holy See has found itself lumped together with Iran and Russia as alleged opponents of efforts to reduce such violence. The reason is that these states oppose a strong drive to use the issue of violence against women as a means to establish abortion in Read more

Sport – the great masculine secular religion of our times Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2011
Gerald Arbuckle

We New Zealanders are rightly proud of our local and international sporting achievements. This is so even if (rarely) our All Blacks lose. We believe that competitive, professional sport contributes to our good health and helps to build our national cultural identity. Despite these constructive qualities of sport, we need to ponder three not so Read more

The status of women in the Bible Comments 0

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

The arguments the status of women in the Bible are curious. Some people say that the Bible was enlightened for its time, a crucial step in an evolution (some would say a revolution) of women’s status. Others say that males composed the Bible, that it was the product of patriarchal society, that it was the Read more