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‘Personal Saviour and Friend’ as the solution to the ‘burdens’ of modern, urban life (Bromley & Fagg c. 1925, 5). YWCA members were expected to join in with a range of evangelistic activities: Bible study classes, rallies, prayer meetings, and lunch-hour outreach sessions in local factories. Residents and

In: Religion and Gender

Bernea, the reform constituted a revolution “because accepting it brought about a radical change within people and in their attitudes towards life” (Bernea 2005, 205). This revolution materialized in the years that followed as the Old Calendarists became a real “problem” for the state and the Orthodox

In: Religion and Gender
Author: Chantel Lavoie

framework to talk about “Living Religious Life on a Broad Canvas: Vatican  II and Sister Mary Alban”. Sister Mary was one of the newly highly educated women religious who came of age after Vatican  II , embracing the possibilities Vatican  II offered for personhood in studying at the University of Toronto

In: Religion and Gender
Author: Gadija Ahjum

Sitting in a halqah or being part of a movement is not real life; that’s maybe where the transformation takes place and where your worldview is altered and where I developed the ability to think critically. But it’s not real life. It’s when you go back to the workspace and back to your family

In: Journal of Religion in Africa

, living a life in line with church teachings and laws’ (Dommerholt 2015). Cardinal Eijk did not make this distinction between lesbian and transgender consistently. Often he refers to her identification as transgender as a deviant ‘lifestyle’ aligned with LGB people. Coming-out as transgender was then

In: Religion and Gender
Author: Riikka Myllys

1 Introduction: Craft-making as Spirituality Textile craft-making as a hobby has become a global, yet rather Western, phenomenon and has even experienced a boom at the beginning of the twenty-first century. 1 A lot of themes related to the meaningfulness of life are linked to this boom

In: Journal of Religion in Europe
Author: Kieko Obuse

on the basis of more recent scholarship on NRM s. 23 According to Shimazono (1990a: 5–6) and Nishiyama (1990a: 23), a new religion is 1) an organized religion, which is 2) focused on the pursuit of happiness in the present life. It also 3) promotes teachings and practice that are easy for and

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In: Journal of Religion in Japan

to tsukurimono , many of the figures on the festival floats in Sawara were made by professional artists living in major cities. Although these artifacts belong to a local ceremony, due to their professional origins, they have so far been analyzed primarily by art historians instead of folklorists

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In: Journal of Religion in Japan

institutions, with a focus on women ascetics ( sadhus ) and their struggles to obtain power and authority, her life and work remain unknown to Westerners. This article fills a lacuna in the scholarship on women gurus in South Asia by shining light on the new leadership of the female Shankaracharya emerging

In: Religion and Gender
Author: Paola Cavaliere

—Japanese religious organizations are still vicariously required to manage collectively understood beliefs, rituals and symbolic structures (Davie 2007; 2010) that pervade Japanese people’s everyday life. While identifying themselves as mushūkyō 無宗教, non-religious (Cavaliere 2019a: 4–6), most Japanese people

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In: Journal of Religion in Japan