Pope Francis recently declared that a woman would never serve as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. This is not a change in stance; he has always said the door was closed on women being ordained as priests. But when pressed about the matter by a journalist during a press conference on the papal plane, Francis intimidated that the ban would be eternal because Jesus only chose men as his apostles.
I want to live in a truly inclusive world, do you?
Is THIS how you get gender equality?
Jimmy Carter “lost his religion” for equality in 2013. He said it was a painful and difficult decision but women and girls have been discriminated against in a twisted interpretation of the word of God for too long.
It’s wonderful that men like Jimmy Carter support gender equality in religion. But women need to support gender equality in religion, too.
Dr. Elizabeth Debold is a developmental psychologist and founding member of the Harvard Project on Women’s Psychology and Girls’ Development. She says traditionally, the role of women has been to ensure the propagation of the species but sometimes women have made conscious choices to bring in something new. (Women supported