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Thich Nhat Hanh leads a walking meditation in Paris. Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

What is walking meditation?

The late Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh popularized the contemplative practice around the world.
The number of women religious leaders is growing, but the 2018-2019 National Congregations Study, which surveyed 5,300 U.S. religious communities, found that only 56.4% of these communities would allow a woman to “be head clergy person or primary religious leader.” AP Photo/Young Kwak

Women are finding new ways to influence male-led faiths

Three female academics discuss how women are forging new pathways in faith leadership throughout religions that traditionally have been patriarchal.

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