Presentation on theme: "Women in Western Religions Today By: Janel Alimboyoguen, Gwyneth Calipjo, Julia Conley, Elly Guadarrama."— Presentation transcript:
1 Women in Western Religions Today By: Janel Alimboyoguen, Gwyneth Calipjo, Julia Conley, Elly Guadarrama
2 Overview Women in Judaism today (Orthodox vs. Liberal) Women in Christianity today (Catholic vs. Protestant vs. Orthodox)Women in Islam (Theocracy vs. Democracy)
3 Women In Orthodox Judaism Study Torah or ordained as a Rabbi or Cantor?Covered HairKosher KitchenSeparationTouching Other Men
4 Liberal Judaism Study the Torah Rabbis Bat Mitzvah Separation? High Office PositionsRabbi Pauline Bebe
5 Women in the Hebrew Bible God as a Mother Caring for her Child- Isaiah 49:14-18- Isaiah 66:10-13
6 Worksheet Question #1According to Proverbs, how is the ideal wife expected to behave and how does it compare or contrast with the view of the ideal wife today?Puts family first, kind, giving, worthy of praise, smart, strong, more than a pretty face, never idle, always working for the good of the household, fears God.
7 Women in the Catholic Church Priests?NunsSeparation?Have a Role in Every Aspect of SocietyMost perfect human being was a woman: Mary
8 Protestant Women(Baptist & Lutheran) ordained first woman in 1929 & 1992Priest and PreachersConservative ProtestantsSeparation?
9 Women in Orthodox Christianity Access to AltarGospel ReadingBaptismalReligious EducationChoirPriesthood
10 Women in the New Testament Women and Men are Equal- Galatians 3:23-29- 1 Corinthians 11:3-16Women Must Remain Quiet- 1 Corinthians 14:26-40- 1 Timothy 2: 1-15
11 Worksheet Question #2Do you feel that the role of women today is in line with the selected readings in the NT? Explain you answer.In most aspects, women are fairly equal to men. However, in some branches the is still exclusion from the clergy.
12 Women In Islam (Theocratic Gov’ts) Theocracy: Afghanistan (Taliban), Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia (Islamism)BeatingHijab“Iran Cracks Down on Women’s Day”
13 Women in Islam (Democratic Gov’ts) Democracy: USA, Indonesia, India, E. EuropeSeparation?DressDutiesDowryPolitical PowerActive Participants
14 Women in Islam Difference between Islamic Beliefs and Cultural Beliefs - MistreatmentQur’an: story of Adam and EveSurah 65: 1-11Women are independent individuals and accountable for their own actions on the Day of Judgement.
15 Women in Power Clergy and Religious Scholars: - Education - Official Position in a Masjid (Mosque)- Imam?National leaders:- Muhammad- Islamic Law- AishaExample of historical role models for Muslim women as leaders:- Razia Sultana: short-lived third major independent Muslim ruler of the Sultanate of Delhi in India- Mamluk Queen Shaiarat ad-Dur: ruled for a few years in Egypt.
16 Worksheet Question #3 What is the basis for the hijab in the Qur'an? Surah 24:31 (modesty)
18 Judaism: Tova HartmanProfessor of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in Gender StudiesFounder of Kehillat Shira Hadasha in 2001
19 Shira HadashaEmbraces women’s commitment to halakha (Jewish religious law, customs, and traditions), tefillah (prayer), and feminisnResponse to the role of women in the synagogue.First Partnership MinyanControversy
20 Christianity: Barbara Harris First woman ordained a bishop in the Anglican CommunionNoted for her liberal views and her outspokennes.Ordained a deacon in 1979 and a priest in 1980.Ordained Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts on February 11, 1989.Currently serves as Assisting Bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC and publishes The Witness magazine as president of the Episcopal Church Publishing Company.
21 Islam: Ingrid MattsonEarned her Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago in Her research is focused on Islamic law and society.ActivistCurrent President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)Raised as a Catholic then abandoned Religion