Women and World Religions
School of Consciousness and Transformation PARW 6548 1.00 - 3.00
Beginning with the spiritual traditions of Mother Africa, we trace the cultural evolution of religions and the spiritual roles of women around the world - with an emphasis on women’s roles in the rites of passage of birth, marriage, and death/rebirth; sacred stories/scriptures about women; and women’s spiritual leadership. The course has three modules: I. Women and World Religions in Historical Perspective; Nature-embedded Indigenous and Goddess/God traditions. II. Abrahamic Religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam. III. Asian Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto. Each module constitutes 1 unit of credit. The 3 unit course is a requirement for Women’s Spirituality doctoral students; and is to be taken for a letter grade. Other students may opt for 1-3 units; grading is student’s option.