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Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

Boisi Center Symposia on Religion & Politics

Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

Women are under-represented in leadership positions within the major world religions. What theological and social reasons have led to this situation? What would religion look like if women were better represented in leadership positions? 

To discuss these and related questions, the Boisi Center offers a non-credit graduate symposium on women in religious leadership. In six sessions during the spring semester, the group will discuss the background and current realities of women's leadership in five major religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. 

Reading packets will include academic works and contemporary articles on the issue and should take about an hour or two of reading for each session. Symposium participants will lead discussion each week. Food will be provided by the Boisi Center at each session. 

To apply, please submit a brief statement that describes your course of study, relevant experience and your interest in this year's symposium themes to Kyle Logan at

Applications due January 29.