Women's Rites

A Podcast about Women's Ordination



Alliance for Bhikkunis — an organization supporting ordained Theravada Buddhist women.

Committee for Bhiksuni Ordination — the webpage for a committee advocating for the full ordination of women as nuns within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Women in American Buddhism — The Harvard Pluralism Project’s overview of the role of women within American Buddhism, including ordination.

Evangelical Protestant and Pentecostal:

The Limits of Pentecostal Women Ministers — 2019 Christianity Today interview with historian Leah Payne about the history of women leaders in American Pentecostalism.

The Rise of Evangelical Women Influencers — review article in Religion & Politics of Kate Bowler’s The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities. 


Ordination of Women Rabbis — Women of Reform Judaism’s resource page documenting the ordination of women rabbis.

Women Rabbis — the Jewish Women’s Archive’s resource page on women rabbis.

Women’s Rabbinic Network — a group within the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), a conference of Reform rabbis.

Mainline Protestant:

Connectional AME Women in Ministry — professional organization for women clergy in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Episcopal Women’s History Project — group dedicated to documenting the history of Episcopalian women, including ordained women.

National Association for Presbyterian Clergywomen — the website of the association, part of the Presbyterian Church in the USA (PCUSA).

ShePreaches — a website/online magazine for millennial African-American women in ministry.

We Are Church, We Are Called — educational resource page of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)’s programming for the 50th anniversary of Lutheran women’s ordination (2020).

WellSprings — a journal and podcast by and for clergywomen in the United Methodist Church.

Women Clergy in the Episcopal Church — resource page that reflects upon 40 years of women’s ordination in The Episcopal Church (2014).


Ordain Women — an organization advocating for greater equality and women’s ordination in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Roman Catholic:

Women’s Ordination Conference — an organization dedicated to advocating for women’s ordination in the Roman Catholic Church.

Women’s Ordination Project — a multimedia project dedicated to documenting the history of Roman Catholic Women Priests movement.


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