Spirituality and Religion in the Lives of Women

Asuncion AustriaChair: Asuncion Austria, PhD

While much feminist discourse has analyzed the role of patriarchy, sexism, and oppression in religious institutions, much less attention has been given to the positive role that spirituality and religion have played in many women’s lives. This task force will focus on creating a book that captures the strength and resilience of diverse women as it relates to their faith traditions. Seeking for and believing in religiosity and spirituality provide a framework among diverse women for making sense of the world and coping with life events. This project builds on the work of other feminist psychologists who have begun to examine the intersections of feminist theology and feminist psychology.