Our prayer makes a difference to gender equality

The World Bank points out that about 90 percent of 173 countries still have at least one law that holds women back. This is bad news for society on the whole. Find out how investing in girls is good for the economy, and discover real life examples of women breaking through gender barriers through prayer.

More young Americans want moms to stay home. What's behind that?

More young Americans want moms to stay home. What's behind that?

In the past 20 years, high school seniors have moved toward the view that it's ideal if mothers can stay home with children – even though those seniors also support gender equality in the workplace.

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Why 10-year-old girls can lift the world

Why 10-year-old girls can lift the world

A new UN report highlights how investments in girls at that critical age can do the most for global prosperity. This focus on their potential is a welcome change from simply highlighting their problems.

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There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Custom, education, and fashion form the transient standards of mortals. ... Immortal men and women are models of spiritual sense, drawn by perfect Mind and reflecting those higher conceptions of loveliness which transcend all material sense.

Equality that no one can take away

Equality that no one can take away

Deborah made less money than her husband did—for the same job.  That is, until she prayed...

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From the Mary Baker Eddy Library: Women of History: Violet Oakley

From the Mary Baker Eddy Library: Women of History: Violet Oakley

Violet Oakley broke through gender barriers as an artist at a time when women’s artwork was generally considered inferior to that of men. 

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My innocence was intact

My innocence was intact

After being accosted by a stranger, Kristin wondered "Why me? But a clear understanding of her spiritual innocence changed her view of herself, and the perpetrator.

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