Faith In Feminism

Secular Muslims & women’s rights

Tehmina Kazi is the Director of British Muslims for Secular Democracy (BMSD) in London. She co-organised the first awards ceremony to acknowledge the achievements of the UK’s most powerful Muslim women and was shortlisted for Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “Ultimate Women of the [...]

September 5, 2013 Islam, Secular Muslims, Women's voices

Humanism and Feminism

Do Humanists make the ‘best’ feminists? Would life be better for women globally if religion was abolished? I asked these questions and others to Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association.  [To the reader: A quick reiteration – [...]

September 4, 2013 Humanism, Men's voices

Christian, feminist & conservative on sexuality?

The majority of the feminist movement supports LGBTQIA relationships. However, there are Christians who align with feminism while simultaneously believing the Bible only endorses sexual activity within the marriage of a man and a woman. Steve Holmes is someone who feels [...]

September 4, 2013 Christianity, Men's voices, Sexuality, Uncategorized

Meet Rachel: a trans-woman, gay, feminist priest

One reason feminism and religion often come to blows is their frequently differing stance on sexuality. Religion (especially Christianity) has a reputation for being homophobic. Many Christians feel able to identify as feminist while simultaneously holding more conservative theology on [...]

September 2, 2013 Christianity, Sexuality, Women's voices

Feminist and pro-life?

One tension between feminism and religion can hinge around the pro-life/pro-choice debate. The majority of feminists would hold a pro-choice stance, so how would Catholics who hold a pro-life theology mesh this with a commitment to feminism? I interview Caroline [...]

August 22, 2013 Abortion, Catholicism, Christianity, Pro-Life/Pro-Choice, Women's voices

The Sikh religion and feminism

How easily does the Sikh religion mesh with feminism? Sunny Hundal is a writer, commentator and the editor of LiberalConspiracy.org. He comes from a Sikh background and is the author of “India Dishonoured: Behind a nation’s war on women”. [To [...]

August 18, 2013 Men's voices, Sikhism

Are atheists ‘truer’ feminists?

Francesca Stavrakopoulou is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Religion at the University of Exeter. Francesca is an atheist and believes atheism is a better foundation for feminism than religion. She chatted to me about why. [To the reader: A quick [...]

August 18, 2013 Atheism, Women's voices

Are there many Christian feminists?

Are there many people out there who call themselves both Christian and feminist? Many might assume not, but there are a growing number. More formal gatherings and groups are emerging in the UK to help those who identify as both [...]

August 16, 2013 Christianity, Women's voices

Interview with Mo Ansar

The Muslim faith, as does the Christian faith, has a reputation among feminists for being oppressive toward women. Is this reputation justified? I interview Mohammed Ansar to see what he thinks of this. Mo is a Muslim commentator, lecturer and writer, frequently [...]

August 16, 2013 Islam, Men's voices

Vicky writes: Trolling & Feminism

One of the things that pre-empted me to start this site was my involvement in a specific feminist campaign in the UK – a protest at the Bank of England announcing that they’d remove the only remaining woman featured on [...]

August 16, 2013 Campaigning, Trolling, Vicky Writes, Women's voices