Project Advisor(s) (Students Only)

Dr. Emily Kahm

Presentation Type (All Applicants)

Oral Presentation

Disciplines (All Applicants)

Catholic Studies | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

This project examines the relationship between feminism and Catholicism, focusing on whether or not women feel empowered by the Roman Catholic Church. Female members of the Augustana community were surveyed and asked to share their own experiences with their Catholic faith.

Themes discussed include the decision to stay in the Church versus the decision to leave, the importance of Catholicism as a cultural identity, and the multitude of ways women have found to empower themselves within the existing Church structure.

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Honor's Capstone

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Feminism and Faith: How Women Find Empowerment in the Roman Catholic Church

This project examines the relationship between feminism and Catholicism, focusing on whether or not women feel empowered by the Roman Catholic Church. Female members of the Augustana community were surveyed and asked to share their own experiences with their Catholic faith.

Themes discussed include the decision to stay in the Church versus the decision to leave, the importance of Catholicism as a cultural identity, and the multitude of ways women have found to empower themselves within the existing Church structure.