Women, Faith and Activism Usher New Movement

May 5, 2005

Source: Womens eNews


On May 5, 2005 Womens eNews reported, "organizers of the Harvard University-based Pluralism Project, which documents this country's changing religious landscape, believe Al-Marayati represents a growing, grass-roots activism led by women who seek to enact social change and who carry their deep faith into every aspect of their lives. Although there is no way to quantify the increased involvement, the Harvard scholars say more and more women are combining faith and activism, all over the world.

Rachel Antell, an independent producer who featured Al-Marayati and female activists from two other religions in a new film called 'Acting on Faith: Women and the New Religious Activism in America' agrees."