A woman pictured in a cathedral
June 19th, 2017

Southern Baptists aren’t exactly known for progressive stances on gender equality, but this may be changing with their new translation of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). Published last fall, the CSB is an update on a Southern Baptist-affiliated version that … Continue reading

Brazilian porn star Kamilla Werneck
May 8th, 2017

A popular Brazilian porn star has the country’s religious community in an outrage. Kamilla Werneck, one of Brazil’s hottest adult movie stars, went on live TV to declare that she is an Evangelical Christian and assert that God approves of … Continue reading

Flight attendants wearing bikinis
April 11th, 2017

A budget airline in Vietnam is exploiting an age-old truism: sex sells. Commonly known as the “bikini airline”, VietJet has soared to popularity in recent years. The company used an unconventional strategy on its way to capturing 30% of the total airline market in Vietnam: bikini-clad stewardesses. What does this say about the power of lust? Continue reading

A closeup side view of the Nike Pro Hijab
March 15th, 2017

Nike has announced their latest product line: the Nike Pro Hijab, a female athletic head covering for Muslim athletes. Loosely defined as a headscarf or veil that covers a Muslim woman’s head, the hijab is a key symbol of modesty … Continue reading

Women march in protest in Washington D.C.
January 27th, 2017

On January 21st, the day after the 45th president of the United States was sworn into office, an estimated 1 million people participated in the Women’s March in Washington D.C. Today, thousands marched to the Supreme Court in support of pro-life causes. We examine the power of protest movements in America. Continue reading

Pope Francis has taken a hard-line stance against Catholic women in leadership positions.
November 4th, 2016

The Question Well, Pope Francis certainly didn’t beat around the bush. Earlier this week, a reporter posed a question to the pontiff. Reporter: “Is it realistic to think that there might be women priests also in the Catholic Church in … Continue reading

Women everywhere suffer from religious oppression.
June 17th, 2016

Anyone who argues that men and women are fully equal must not study religion very closely. While most contemporary religious views support equality of the sexes, there still exist plenty of traditional religious sects and organizations which teach otherwise. In some cases, … Continue reading

Are men and women equal in today's society?
April 6th, 2016

Equality is a tricky concept. Just because two people are equal does not mean they are the same. Let’s take men and women, for example. No matter how you look at it, men and women are inherently different. Women can give birth … Continue reading

wife of jesus, cathlic, women, jesus's wife
April 21st, 2014

If it was ever discovered that Jesus had a wife, what would it mean for the future of the church? A couple of years ago, an ancient papyrus fragment was discovered which contained references to such a figure, quickly becoming … Continue reading

March 30th, 2012

Religious activists rallied in San Francisco on March 23 to protest a new federal requirement backed by U.S. president Barack Obama that would force insurers of religious-affiliated institutions to provide free contraception for employees. The Universal Life Church Monastery believes … Continue reading