When women from different religious traditions attempt to compare and contrast their beliefs, common ground can enhance the dialogue. By discussing some of the problems and challenges, Maura O'Neill advocates understanding between disparate parties. Examinations of conflicting viewpoints lead to the proposition of solutions, culminating in new models for dialogues for women in today's multi-cultural world.
The voices of women are typically excluded from dialogues between representatives of world religions. This exlcusion has the additional effect of obscuring the very real diversity of women's perspectives within each tradition. This book remedies both forms of omission--highlighting the contributions of women in interreligious dialogue, while also exposing the significant differences between "conservative" and "progressive" voices within their respective traditions. O'Neill does not pretend to solve these problems, but she brings new understanding and light to the search.
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