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dc.contributor.authorDayton, Debra Friedman
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-22T17:15:13Z
dc.date.available2019-02-22T17:15:13Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/11047
dc.description.abstractThis thesis sought to determine whether the values of religious organizations could be consistent with feminist values. Nine members of a women's interfaith organization consisting of Islamic, Jewish, and Christian members participated in semi-structured interviews, and the Brown Locus of Control Scale (BLOCS) and the Women's Spirituality Inventory (WSI) were administered to them. The statistical results produced no significant correlations between the BLOCS and WSI. However, the major qualitative themes were as follows: 1) Joining the organization due curiosity about other faiths; 2) Identifying as womanist or feminist; 3) Believing that people can experience religious prejudice; 4) Identifying as progressive or open-minded; 5) Participating in social activism; and finally; 6) Believing that the greatest barrier to coexistence between members of different faiths was ignorance. It was concluded that this spirituality–oriented interfaith organization was consistent with feminist values of social change and equality.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophy, religion, and theologyen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciencesen_US
dc.subjectOrganizationsen_US
dc.subjectTeaching empowermenten_US
dc.subjectToleranceen_US
dc.subjectWomen's Interfaithen_US
dc.titleOlder women of faith changing the world: The impact of older women's participation in interfaith organizations and social activismen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentWomen's Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWomen's Studies
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMasteren_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.committeeChairSahlin, Claire
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRubin, Linda
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAsbury, Edward
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences


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