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The role of the religious in ending violence against women

Demonstrators protest against violence towards women. (Source: Washington Post)

Demonstrators protest against violence towards women. (Source: Washington Post)

By coincidence, an article in The Washington Post by Satpal Singh of the World Sikh Council offers a corollary to the recent post about contextualizing God using male-oriented pronouns. Satpal Singh discusses the issue of the status of women and the role that faith must play in promoting gender quality:

As a first step, we must stop accusing God of misogyny and of creating women as inferior to men. We must stress in our religious services that God does not look kindly upon the abuse of his daughters. In most faiths, women are as much children of God as men. We all agree that God is compassionate and loves all of its children, whether men or women. The same Divine light dwells in women as in men.

It is interesting that Satpal Singh uses “his” and “its” when referring to God. Nonetheless, his point is very well taken. Read more at The Washington Post.

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