Gender Equality In Religion Essay

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The evidence of gender equality is overwhelming throughout many religions. Many religions have a history of valuing men over women. Christianity and Islamic faiths are religions predominantly constructed by and for men. Women play a very small role in the forming of both religions and that tends to show in the practices and customs of the religions today. Women struggle to find a place in a religion for men without giving up ideas formed in a changing society. As both Christianity and Islam faiths try to adapt to a modern world with progressive views and demands for equality. Forming a unique combination of tradition and contemporary thoughts and customs. Christianity often portrays an image of the ideal women being quiet and submissive. Women in the Bible, if taken literally, are considered less than men and are not viewed as an equal but many times as a position. Ephesians 5:22-33 states wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. …show more content…
Causing a lot of tension and confusion in the movement for equality between genders together. Forcing religious women search for their identity following practices that disallow contemporary thoughts in a modern world. For complete gender equality the two distinctly different set of ideals must carefully be fused. Allowing women to be part of processes they have previously been excluded from. Men oriented traditions must be reworked and reevaluated to allow women an equal place in a space adapted for men. Without these adaptations there will be no possibility for Christianity and Islamic faiths to coincide with a modern society and no possibility for a modern society to coincide with in the Islamic faith and

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