The role of women in religion with a focus on Christianity, Islam, and Confucianism

Suits, Corinne
Verdell, Jadelyn
Terry, Alyssa
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The purpose of this research is to show the relatively small functions women play in prominent religious roles. The goal is three-fold. Firstly, we discuss that historically women have held several religious roles, and that they continue to serve some important roles in certain areas of religion. We then will show how those roles diminished. Secondly, we describe how women in the global community today are not in many religious roles, and how that has been detrimental to women, and to the community. However, we will show that there have been strides in the global community to let women have more leadership roles in religion, and illustrate the outcome of these initiatives. Thirdly, we exhort women to take more leadership positions in any religion. We conclude by providing examples of benefits having more women as religious leaders.

Creative Arts and Research Symposium
Creative Arts and Research Symposium