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Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris talks to the Open University's Graham Harvey
In this video, executive representative at the Hindu Council UK, Ano Rao, discusses her role and the general role of women in religion with The Open University's Graham Harvey
Does history show us that the greater participation by women as leaders could enrich some or all religions?
TV, Radio & Events
In the final episode, Bettany Hughes discovers how the period known as the Dark Ages was in fact a golden age for a few remarkable women
In this video Elizabeth Stuart, Bishop in the Liberal Catholic Church International, talks to the Open University's Graham Harvey about celibacy in religion
In episode two Bettany Hughes uncovers the lost era of the priestess and visits Lesbos, home of the poet Sappho and, perhaps, the spiritual home of lesbianism.
Bettany Hughes uncovers evidence women were present at the birth of religion and encounters fearsome goddesses who controlled life and death
Graham Harvey, Reader in Religious Studies at The Open University, asks if preconceptions about Goddesses as being all about fertility, sexuality and motherhood are true
Do Goddesses make good role models and do they seem more limited than gods in what they do for humans?
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