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Religious Agency and Gender Complementarity

Women’s Mosques and Women’s Voices in Hui Muslim Communities in Central China

Maria Jaschok

to strong debates among women ahong and their respective, often divergent opinions, over the nature of the balance between “old” and “new,” and how far to take independence of mind. An influential woman ahong is of the opinion that women must nurture independence of mind and receptivity to new

Agents of Change

Women’s Religious Practice and Development Engagement in Pakistan

Kaja Borchgrevink

keeper of the house, but have found ways to balance their domestic responsibilities with their activism in the public sphere. Other women’s reflections involved more complex considerations than simply making their activism secondary to their domestic responsibilities. For instance Salima, a Minhaj

Eyal Aviv

tension between the chaotic square and the inner balance of the participants who sometimes find respite from their moral breakdown. The chapter begins by placing the temple in its geographic and historical context; it highlights the temporal and spatial fluidity of the temple, and this parallels the

“Double-Burdened Mothers”

A Narrative Inquiry Concerning Women Pastors in Contemporary Protestant Churches in Mainland China

Duan Hua

following research questions are pertinent: What are the factors that encourage Chinese women to enter professional Christian ministry? How do these women perceive themselves and their leadership roles? How do they balance their private roles and professional ministry? What challenges do they face as

Eleanor Tiplady Higgs

outline here: first, their divided institutional identities; second, their appeals to ‘maternalism’; and third, their pervasive whiteness. In its various national and transnational iterations, the YWCA has had to strike a delicate balance between religious institution and women’s movement, while

Fuk-tsang Ying, Hao Yuan and Siu-lun Lau

maintain a balance with charismatic authority. sw revised its constitution in 2010 and sought to continue to combine Presbyterian polity and the work of the Holy Spirit. The newly formed Co-workers Committee ( tonggong yishihui 同工議事會) is considered a ‘confirmation organization’ ( yinzheng jigou 印證機構

Adriaan van Klinken and Nella van den Brandt

Islamic teachings, local cultural practices, and global norms by balancing ideology and pragmatism. And the lasts, but not least, contribution is by Lieke L. Schrijvers, ‘Transition and Authority: Transwomen and Religious Leadership in the Netherlands.’ The author presents two case studies of two women


northern Xinjiang, which is an economically developed area, and the other is southern Xinjiang, which has rich economic resources. To ensure geographical balance covering both northern and southern Xinjiang, this study selects Yining and Urumqi as the areas in the northern region and chooses Hetian and

Tim Karis and Johanna Buss

an implementation of abstract principles is possible, but a sensitive balancing of different values and claims has to be aimed at (Bhargava, 2010, p. 119, p. 122). In Nepal, as our case study will show, the notions of the secular and secularism have to be put under close scrutiny. Keeping in mind the

Rachel Xiaohong Zhu

earlier. Thus, the ccrmc could be classified as an indigenous form of Pentecostalism, although it was supported by outside groups and organized according to the guidelines later provided by the universal church. The second challenge for the researcher is how to maintain a balance between theological