Do Nuns have a feminist agenda?

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  1. Sherry Hewins profile image94
    Sherry Hewinsposted 6 years ago

    Do Nuns have a feminist agenda?

  2. Tonipet profile image82
    Tonipetposted 6 years ago

    Maybe no. They're simply inside the convent with an all-women community serving for a cause.

  3. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 6 years ago

    I can't imagine any agenda other than devotion to God as demonstrated through prayer, personal sacrifice, and work in the community.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image94
      Sherry Hewinsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I  should have been more clear. I was referring to this story in the news about the Vatican rebuking a group of American nuns.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw11XPVDEww

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    I don't know if you intended it or not, but it sounds like you're implying feminism is a bad thing. The feminist movement is all about equal treatment for everyone, regardless of gender, so even if they did have this in mind, I don't think it would be a negative. The story in question, about them not doing enough to denounce abortion and gay-marriage just highlights how disconnected the Vatican is from what's happening on the ground. Should a nun turn away someone who is looking for help, even though they are gay or have had an abortion? If Jesus's message was really to help others, then I don't think it benefits the church to be discriminatory. Nuns understand this, but I don't think the men in their golden city do.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image94
      Sherry Hewinsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No, I don't think it's a bad thing. But apparently the bishops and the pope think it is.

 
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