A look back at the closest thing the early 20th century may have had to Oprah Winfrey. The flamboyant Pentecostal preacher Aimee Semple McPherson was a multimedia sensation and a powerful female religious leader long before most of Christianity considered such a thing. The contradictions and passions of her life are a window into the world of global Pentecostalism that touches as many as half a billion lives today.
A remarkable Kenyan woman and environmentalist speaks from experience about the links between ecology, human flourishing, war and peace, and democracy. And she shares her thoughts on where God resides.
Did you know that the ubiquitous slogan "Well-behaved women rarely make history" doesn't end with a period but a semicolon? Or that it comes from a Mormon feminist and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian?
Muslim men and women stroll down the Champs-Élysées in Paris. (photo: Archibald Ballantine/Flickr, cc by 2.0)
Maram Masrawi challenges Jewish + Arab women in Israel to "join forces + build a shared agenda for change."
A warm story about a professional female basketball player who coached a women's team in Bahrain rekindles an ongoing question about sport and its ability to unify and elevate.