They say love is blind, so is faith blind? Women of all faith traditions say their faith inspires, supports and gives them courage. They also acknowledge that religious institutions can be challenging and sometimes sexist, but they continue to be among the faithful. That faith then impacts their relationships — friends and families — and the communities in which they live and work. Are the benefits greater than the challenges or is faith simply blind?
Zainah Anwar the founder of Musawah (Equality) in conversation with Scott Stephens Editor of the ABC’s Religion and Ethics website, and specialist commentator on religion and ethics for ABC radio and television delve into Islamic tradition to unpack the challenges that women as followers face, and why they do, indeed, remain faithful.