Posts Tagged ‘Women’

Remembering the women of the Mau movement in Samoa Comments 0

Monday, March 12th, 2018

To mark International Women’s Day on Thursday night, Newshub broadcast a montage of inspirational women to the tune of I Am Woman. While women from around the world and Pākehā New Zealand women were included, Māori women were not. Nor were Samoan women. The fact that Joan of Arc — a woman from 600 years ago Read more

Pope must develop a credible strategy to include women Comments 0

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Ireland’s former president wants Pope Francis to develop a credible strategy to include women at every level in the Catholic Church’s global structure. Mary McAleese says women’s exclusion from decision-making roles “has left the church flapping about awkwardly on one wing.” Read more Related Posts:Vatican bans Mary McAleese from women’s day conferenceMore youth, women needed Read more

Sexist sermon: Rwanda suspends Christian radio station Comments 0

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

A sexist sermon has prompted Rwanda Media Commission to order an American Christian radio station to close for three months. The closure of Amazing Grace FM is a penalty for broadcasting “disgraceful” comments denigrating women. The media watchdog says on 29 January Amazing Grace broadcast a sermon by Nicolas Niyibikora. In his sermon, Niyibikora said Read more

Interfaith dialogue and women’s struggle for equality Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Interfaith dialogue shows many similarities between the three major Abrahamic faiths. Jews, Christians and Muslims share a common belief in one God, share common characters, like prophets, angels and Satan and similar codes of morality, social responsibility and accountability. They also exclude women from religious and spiritual leadership. Read more Related Posts:Interfaith dialogue features in Read more

Power in the Church: Women have always had it Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Elizabeth Scalia

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd took the occasion of his triumphant visits to Cuba and the United States to refer to His Holiness as “the perfect 19th-century pope”, largely because he seems disinterested in creating female priests. In her piece, Dowd’s assertions often lack context and the column itself is not particularly interesting, but it was Read more

Vatican official – end sexist attitudes Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

A Vatican official says sexist attitudes must change and women should be recognised as having equal worth as men and be allowed to fully exercise their human rights. This is an increasingly urgent issue because of the “resurgence of divisions in today’s world,” Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic told the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.   Read more

More youth, women needed in Curia say cardinals Comments 0

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The Pope’s Council of Cardinals says the Roman Curia needs to be more international and include more young people and women. Commonly referred to as the “C9,” the group was established by Pope Francis after his election as Bishop of Rome in 2013 to advise him in matters of Church governance and reform. Read more Read more

Pope condemns chauvinism, physical violence, wants respect for women Comments 0

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Pope Francis condemned “verbal and physical violence towards women” and called for “respect” for them at a Mass he was celebrating during his visit to Columbia last week. Colombia’s mainly Catholic population is known for its macho culture and high levels of gender violence. During his homily that was repeatedly interrupted by applause, Francis asked Read more

The living wage – is Church shortchanging workers? Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Is it too much to ask the Church to pay its workers a living wage? According to Valerie Schultz, while the church relies on volunteers in many instances, certain jobs require steady commitment and extensive training, which must be compensated. Paying the people who provide these services is a matter of economic justice. Schultz says Read more

New Swedish cardinal wants women advisors Comments 0

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The new Swedish cardinal, Anders Arborelius, has suggested Pope Francis consider creating a special advisory body of women. Their role would be similar to that of the College of Cardinals and would offer more opportunity for women’s leadership in the church. Francis made Arborelius Sweden’s first cardinal in a consistory on Wednesday. He said he Read more