The Common Good

50 Powerful Women Religious Leaders To Celebrate On International Women's Day

Date: March 8, 2014

International Women's Day falls on March 8 and is a day for honoring the achievements of women around the world.
As the globe moves further in the direction of gender equality, women have assumed leadership roles in countless fields. These religious women are bishops, theologians, doctors, activists, advocates, lawyers, and pastors. Each are influencers and leading voices in their fields and offer inspiration to anyone hoping to make change in their communities...

Lisa Sharon Harper
Lisa Sharon Harper is the senior director of mobilizing for Sojourners. She was the founding executive director of New York Faith & Justice—an organization at the hub of a new ecumenical movement to end poverty in New York City. She helped establish Faith Leaders for Environmental Justice and also organized faith leaders to speak out for immigration reform and organized the South Bronx Conversations for Change....

Nadia Bolz-Weber
Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, an ELCA mission church in Denver, Colorado. She’s a leading voice in the emerging church movement and her writing can be found in The Christian Century and Jim Wallis’ God’s Politics blog…