What is religion’s role in the #MeToo movement? Take a minute to reflect.
As some thoughtful and brave members of the Christian faith remind us, religion (in their tradition—as in all others) has been both complicit and redemptive. Fortunately, there are actionable steps our faith leaders can take to ensure that the #MeToo movement is not just a #MeToo moment.
That said, if we are to see real change, we all must contribute. That’s why this month’s installment of Combating Extremism provides you with a set of tools to help change mindsets and inspire modified behaviors.
You can start by familiarizing yourself with quotes from across faiths and traditions that highlight the valued status of women. And then, share these resources with family, friends, neighbors, and community leaders.
- Shared Visions: On Women: A resource of diverse faith and belief perspectives on women.
- Questions for Consideration: A question sheet to use alongside “Shared Visions: On Women.”
Whether called equals, partners or allies, all our traditions embrace treating women with respect and dignity.
It’s time to do it,
Joyce S. Dubensky
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