Women Faith Leaders Struggle To Make It

February 3, 2014

Author and nun Maureen Fiedler briefly discusses how women of various faith traditions are pushing back against a common, de facto presumption that women are unfit for leadership roles. Having personally experienced discrimination under the “leadership” of various male authorities, Fiedler cites one moment in particular that motivated her to push even harder.

Believing that momentum continues to build for the cause, she says that when women claim who they are in God, people will understand that feminism, at its core, is about seeking justice.

Despite the opposition from her own (Roman Catholic) church’s leadership, Fiedler considers this justice-seeking as an integral part of her call from God. And she isn’t going to stop.

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