DEBATE: Would all religions benefit from having women leaders?

Updated Monday 23rd April 2012

Would greater participation by women in religion at leadership level enrich different religions? 

In some religions, women can't take on the same tasks, responsibilities or authority as men. For others, the religion would simply not work at all if there were no women leaders. Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of argument presented for and against women’s leadership in religions. One is based in history, the other in ideas about gender. 

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