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Q&A with Rachel Rinaldo: Feminism and Religion

Religion and women’s rights might be viewed in some parts of the world as incompatible, but some Indonesian women activists are drawing from Islam reasons to embrace gender equality and empowerment. At age 17, American Rachel Rinaldo lived as an exchange student in Indonesia. She later returned to study social changes there, specifically Muslim and secular women activists in Jakarta. In excerpts from their conversation, she tells VOA’s Jim Stevenson that her book, Mobilizing Piety, show...

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