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Religions and the Abuse of Women and Girls by Carol P. Christ

At the 2009 meeting of the Parliament of World's Religions, former US President Jimmy Carter called the worldwide abuse of girls and women the greatest unaddressed human rights crisis of our time. He stated that this problem is “largely caused by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare.” Carter discussed these issues in A Call to Action.

In my address to the Parliament of World Religions on November 5, I will agree with Carter that religions play a major role in the abuse of women and girls, but I will question his view that religion’s contribution to the abuse of women and girls stems from the misinterpretation of a few selected texts. Rather I will argue that patriarchal ideas permeate most of the so-called great religions.

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  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    Please accept my most sincere wishes for successful and triumphant presentations next month, and especially on November 5th.
  • Meredith Everwhite
    Meredith Everwhite says #
    No way have you gone too far, no way did I personally think that!...if anything, this kind of thing hasn't gone nearly far enough,

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