On a Religion That Focuses on the Feminine: Baha’i

Two excerpts, one from recent blog post and one from a 5-year old BWNS story. -gw

in a course on women and religion i took this past semester we were required to present information regarding a female-oriented religion. when i first considered the idea of religions dominated by females i instantly thought of religions that are egalitarian or focused on the feminine (such as wicca, the shakers, baha’i, etc.).

http://piece-of-nature.livejournal.com/1108.html

“Blossoming”  Uploaded on February 12, 2007by ArtByChrysti on flickr, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic

His photographic subjects appear undefeated by their challenges but shine out of the pages as examples of courage and spiritual insight who have risen above the pressures of their daily life. Somehow he has captured the beauty and sensitivity of the feminine spirit. …

In an interview, Mr. Gonzalez said he considers his body of work a contribution to the well being of humanity. For him, he said, photography is a tool to represent the teachings of the Baha’i Faith — in this case the equality of men and women.

He said the unity and equality of the sexes is not a goal but rather a pathway towards the attainment of a united and peaceful world.

http://news.bahai.org/story/241

See also Negin’s Rural Women Become Strong Pillars on Baha’i Perspectives

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