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Notes from the Inaugural Women’s Assembly at Parliament of the World’s Religions

Notes from the Inaugural Women’s Assembly at Parliament of the World’s Religions

Photo from conference by Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

KSL of Salt Lake City, Utah, reported on the Inaugural Women’s Assembly at Parliament of the World’s Religions, with remarks and comments from some of the women faith leaders who were part of the conference.

Among them were M. Hasna Maznavi, founder of the Women’s Mosque of America, who spoke about the surprise and disappointment she felt when her Mosque was portrayed as a way to ‘escape’ Muslim men. Victoria Rue, a member of the group Roman Catholic Women Priests, and Maeera Yaffa Shreiber, a lay leader at a reform Jewish synagogue, were also featured in the article. Rue expressed feelings of legitimacy in her ‘rogue’ ordination to the Roman Catholic priesthood, and Shreiber talked about the exclusion and hurt she experienced in attending an Orthodox Hasidic holiday celebration.

You can learn more about the Women’s Assembly on the Parliament website.

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Rod Gillis

Thanks for posting this item. Parliament of Religions and Women’s Assembly. What a great idea. It is a heck of lot more interesting, and relevant, than a story about a bunch of male Anglican prelates meeting in Canterbury.

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