Sep-18 6:05p.m. ABC Radio National: Women Against the Law

September 16, 2011 by J-Wire
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The Spirit of Thing’s Rachael Kohn presents cases of women confronting the law including Anat Hoffman who was arrested for for wearing a tallit at the Western Wall…

Religious legal traditions which do not treat women equal to men are challenged today by feminists, such as, Anat Hoffman, Israeli founder of Women at the Wall, who was recently arrested for praying at the Western (Wailing) Wall in Jerusalem, Patricia Fresen, a South African Catholic nun of 45 years who was recently ordained a Catholic priest and bishop (the latter took place in a Reform Synagogue in St Louis Missourie), and Maryam Namazie an Iranian woman of Muslim background whose organisation One Law For All campaigns against Sharia Law on behalf of women’s rights. They tell their stories of struggle to Rachael Kohn.

 

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