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BERLIN, Dec 27, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- A group of progressive female theologians of various faiths in Germany formed a religious group to reflect on their traditions from a feminist perspective.

The Inter-religious Conference of European Women Theologians is a conglomeration of Muslim, Christian and Jewish women who want to take religious interpretation into their own hands, Deutsche Welle reported Tuesday.

"Until now, dialogue among women in the church was kept at the level of exchanging recipes or pouring each other tea," said Rabeya Muller, one of the group's founders.

A German convert to Islam, she said we are "rarely allowed to talk about the real fundamental theological topics, or there always had to be spiritual support from the men present."

The group hopes to publish the results of their feminist reflections on Christianity, Islam and Judaism.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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