Female religious leadership in Switzerland: norms, power, and money

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_A089ED46A9BC
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Female religious leadership in Switzerland: norms, power, and money
Périodique
Journal of Contemporary Religion
Auteur(s)
Stolz Jörg, Monnot Christophe
ISSN
1353-7903
1469-9419
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
04/05/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
34
Numéro
2
Pages
353-373
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Women's access to positions of leadership in religions is a highly contested issue in Western societies, both inside religions themselves and in societal discussions of religion. Reliable data on actual female leadership are, however, scarce, especially in European countries and regarding minority religions. This article describes and explains statistically the normative openness of congregations to female leadership as well as the actual existence, position, and financial remuneration of female leaders across the whole range of religious traditions in Switzerland. The study is based on data from the representative National Congregations Study of 2008/2009. Our results show that, despite considerable normative openness, female spiritual and administrative leadership remains scarce in most religious traditions. The highest percentage of female spiritual leaders can be found in the milieu of alternative spirituality, followed by the Reformed congregations. A generally high percentage of female leadership can be found on administrative boards. It is only leadership positions in certain Christian traditions (Reformed, Catholic, Evangelical-classical) that are normally remunerated for women; many other traditions do not have female leadership or, as in the case of the milieu of alternative spirituality, such leadership positions are not remunerated.
Mots-clé
Philosophy, Religious studies, Cultural Studies
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09/10/2018 16:49
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21/08/2019 6:11
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