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The Christianity Today women’s blog provides news and analysis from the perspective of evangelical women. We cover news stories and books related to international justice and evangelism, pregnancy and sexual ethics, marriage, parenting, and celibacy, pop culture, health and body image, raising girls, and women in the church and parachurch.

Her.meneutics was co-founded by Katelyn Beaty and Sarah Pulliam Bailey.

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How to Respond to Our All-American Muslim Neighbors

December 13, 2011 4:39 PM

Lowe’s national retail chain, following a conservative Christian group's call for businesses to boycott advertising on a new TLC reality show about Muslims, pulled its advertisements from All-American Muslim. The Florida Family Association (FFA) claims the series, which follows five...

Women Step to Frontline in Mideast Protests

March 3, 2011 8:00 AM

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock without wi-fi for the past month, you know the world has witnessed waves of political change in the Middle East. On February 11, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak relinquished control of the country to...

Christian Woman Sentenced to Hanging for Blasphemy

November 19, 2010 10:53 AM

Blasphemy laws in Pakistan legislate against “wounding the religious feelings of any person,” specifically regarding Islam. In 1992, the death penalty became mandatory upon conviction on blasphemy charges. So far no one has been executed under the blasphemy law, but...

Burqa Watching in Great America

September 1, 2010 11:14 AM

During this summer’s visit to Six Flags Great America, I was prepared for the bikini-clad girls with short-shorts pulled down low, the shirtless boys with white tanks tossed across their shoulders, not to mention the matching families in khaki shorts...

A Bikinied Muslim Miss USA

May 26, 2010 9:07 AM

When I tell people that I study religion and beauty pageants in America, they usually ask, “What do beauty pageants have to do with religion?” “Everything,” I reply. So I was excited to see that another pageant participants' religious beliefs...

Afghan Girls Poisoned for Attending School

April 29, 2010 12:37 PM

Some 88 girls and teachers fell ill at three different schools within a week in northern Afghanistan. Authorities believe the sickness is due to poison gas attacks, and have not yet identified who harmed the girls and teachers. The Taliban...

Citing Modesty, Two Women Refuse Full-Body Scans

March 8, 2010 11:12 AM

Two Muslim women boarding a plane in Manchester, England, last week became trailblazers in the debate over full-body scanners by refusing to undergo the scan, citing religious and medical restrictions. They forfeited their £400 airline tickets to Pakistan, as such...

In Iran, a Covert Mission to Bring Women to Jesus

January 27, 2010 8:32 AM

When Michele heard Naseem speak at a luncheon about her work in Iran, she knew immediately that this was a woman we needed to meet. Naseem had the stories we longed to hear. Naseem was gracious to us, but from...

In the Loop: Matters of Life and Death

October 14, 2009 10:33 AM

The New York Times tackles pro-life issues The New York Times featured a report on pro-life street protesters explores the role of faith, particularly evangelical Christianity, as a motivation to action, and describes not just the controversy surrounding the practice...

In the Loop: Christians in Court, Women in the Army, and Writing on Faith

September 22, 2009 11:25 AM

Rifqa Bary’s case returns to court The case of Rifqa Bary, a teenage girl who fled from Ohio to Florida because she believed her Muslim family would kill her for converting to Christianity, returned to court yesterday. Judge Daniel Dawson...

The Persecuted Rifqa Bary?

August 13, 2009 9:15 AM

Fathima Rifqa Bary's story is quickly circulating on blogs and Christian media as proof of Islam's violent roots and the cost of following Christ. While the latter is true no matter who's doing the following, the former is disputable in...

Pants-Wearing Woman Challenges Sudan's Decency Law

August 6, 2009 9:10 AM

French president Nicolas Sarkozy has thrown in support for a Sudanese woman who faces 40 lashes for wearing pants in public, a display the Sudanese government says violates its Shari'ah-based laws on public decency. "We will continue to work with...

Marital Rape Law Reconsidered in Afghanistan

April 8, 2009 9:42 AM

After heavy criticism from Western aid agencies and human-rights watchers, Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai agreed over the weekend to review a new law he had supported last week that legalizes forced sex within marriage and places Taliban-era restrictions on women...

Priest Who Professed Islam Defrocked by Episcopal Church

April 2, 2009 4:23 PM

An Episcopal priest who professed two years ago that she was also a practicing Muslim has been defrocked by the Episcopal Church. Rhode Island Bishop Geralyn Wolf informed Ann Holmes Redding, who lives in Seattle, of the decision on Wednesday....


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