More on women imams
Here's a link to my essay on the importance of the former mufti of marseilles following a woman imam (me!). It's been in a local paper, NUVO, and is on beliefnet now (linked to on the front page!)http://www.beliefnet.com/story/186/story_18653_1.html
I was really sad that this column didn't get picked up by more news outlets. I'm hoping maybe some will still print it, as it talks about a year's worth of history since last March. The NUVO version
draws some paralells between the Catholic women
who were ordained in Canada last year. They are part of a movement that's been going on in Europe for 4-5 years. In doing research for this essay, I came across a story about Buddhist nuns
being ordained for the first time in 1500 years.
It' is absolutely incredible to be part of a movement that cuts across religions and seems to be a groundswell of women standing up for themselves.