Women in Religions Empowering Others Through Actions

"When God created man and woman, he was thinking, 'Who shall I give the power to, to give birth to the next human being?' And God chose woman. And this is the big evidence that women are powerful." - Malala Yousafzai
Bishop Minerva Carcaño

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  1. IN 2012, SHE WAS ASSIGNED BY THE WESTERN JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCE TO BE THE RESIDENT BISHOP IN THE LOS ANGELES EPISCOPAL AREA.
  2. IN 2004, SHE BECAME THE 1ST HISPANIC WOMAN TO BE ELECTED TO THE EPISCOPACY OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (2ND LARGEST IN THE UNITED STATES).
  3. THE OFFICIAL SPOKESPERSON FOR THE COUNCIL OF BISHOPS ON THE ISSUE OF IMMIGRATION (Powerful Women Religious, 2016).
Anat Hoffman

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  1. CHAIR OF THE BOARD FOR WOMEN OF THE WALL - This organization works towards women gaining the right to wear prayer shawls, read and pray from the sacred text of Torah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
  2. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ISRAEL RELIGIOUS ACTION CENTER - Advocate and legal affiliation to the Reform Movement in Israel (Powerful Women Religious, 2016).
Joanna Brooks

ACCOMPLISMENTS:

  1. AUTHOR OF THE BOOK OF MORMON GIRL: A MEMOIR OF AN AMERICAN FAITH
  2. A PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AT SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
  3. A REPEATED CONTRIBUTOR TO RELIGION DISPATCHES AND OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS.
  4. LEADING VOICE ON MORMON LIFE AND POLITICS (Powerful Women Religious, 2016).
Margot Alder

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  1. NPR CORRESPONDENT. JOINED THE STAFF IN 1979.
  2. WICCAN PRIESTESS
  3. AUTHOR OF DRAWING DOWN THE MOON
  4. CONSIDERED TO BE THE LEADING VOICE OF NEOPAGAN COMMUNITY (Powerful Women Religious, 2016).
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  1. THE LEADER OF THE CONGREGATION BEIT SIMCHAT TORAH, A.K.A. THE LGBTQ SYNAGOGUE.
  2. REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT RABBIS IN THE COUNTRY.
  3. PRIOR TO THIS, SHE WAS THE DIRECTOR OF CONGREGATIONAL RELATIONS AT THE RELIGIOUS ACTION CENTER OF REFORM JUDAISM. LOCATED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. FROM 1990-92 (Powerful Women Religious, 2016).
Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  1. ONE OF THE FIRST FULLY TRAINED FEMALE RINPOCHES, OR "PRECIOUS MASTERS," IN THE TIBETAN TRADITION.
  2. RECOGNIZED BY HIS HOLINESS THE 16TH GYALWANG KARMAPA AS THE REINCARNATION OF THE GREAT DAKINI OF TSHURPHU.
  3. IS A RESPECTED AND REVERED MASTER.
  4. SHE HAS TAUGHT IN EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA, AND ASIA FOR THE LAST TWENTY YEARS (Powerful Women Religious, 2016).
Rachel Held Evans

ACCOMPLISHMENT:

  1. SHE IS A CHRISTIAN COLUMNIST, BLOGGER AND AUTHOR
  2. THESE BOOKS INCLUDED EVOLVING IN MONKEY TOWN, A YEAR OF BIBLICAL WOMANHOOD AND HER PERSONAL BLOG.
  3. HAS BEEN NAMED ONE OF CHRISTIANITY TODAY'S "50 WOMEN TO WATCH" (Powerful Women Religious, 2016).
Joyce Meyers

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  1. ONE OF THE WORLD'S LEADING PRACTICAL BIBLE TEACHERS.
  2. SHE TEACHES LESSON BASED AROUND MIND, MOOD AND ATTITUDES THROUGH JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES.
  3. HOSTS A T.V. AND RADIO SHOW, 'ENJOYING EVERYDAY LIFE,' WHICH REACHES WORLDWIDE AUDIENCES (Powerful Women Religious, 2016).
Dr. Ingrid Mattson

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  1. SHE IS THE LONDON AND WINDSOR COMMUNITY IN ISLAMIC STUDIES AT HURON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO IN LONDON.
  2. FOUNDED THE ISLAMIC CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM.
  3. WAS THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE MACDONALD CENTER FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES AND CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM (Powerful Women Religious, 2016).
"I love to see a young girl [woman] go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass." --Maya Angelou

Reference:

50 Powerful Women Religious Figures Around the World. (n.d.). In Huffington Post. Retrieved December 1st, 2016, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/08/women-religious-leaders_n_4922118.html?slideshow=true#gallery/340343/0.

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