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Women in Religion WikiProject

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The Women in Religion WikiProject is an initiative to create, update, and improve Wikimedia content pertaining to the lives of cisgender and transgender women who are notable as scholars, activists and practitioners in the world's religious, spiritual and wisdom traditions. As of January 2024, our project has created or improved more than 300 Wikipedia articles and biographies.

All are invited to contribute and join in our activities; there are many ways to help and no specialized knowledge of content or editing is required. Trainings and edit-a-thons are held regularly for new editors interested in learning to edit Wikipedia or Wikidata. This Meetup page will be used to post details about ongoing activities and events.

The Women in Religion WikiProject organizing committee meets monthly. If you would like to participate in these meetings contact Dzingle1 or click the event link below.

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History edit

This WikiProject was launched as "1000 Women in Religion" at the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions in Toronto, Canada, with the support of the Women's Task Force at the 2018 Parliament and the Women's Caucus of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. Its focus was to add one thousand women's biographies to Wikipedia to address the gender gap. Since its founding, the WikiProject has continually expanded, with affiliated Wikimedians working on regional projects in Australia, India, and Kenya. In addition to adding and improving content in Wikipedia, project members have contributed to Wikidata, WikiCommons, and WikiQuote. In 2022, the project's name was changed to Women in Religion to reflect this broader range of activity.

In the summer of 2023, four members of WikiProject Women in Religion (Clifford Anderson, Dzingle1, Figureskatingfan, and RosPost) conducted a study using Artificial intelligence large language models to ascertain their usefulness in editing Wikipedia articles and biographies. The team presented their preliminary findings at Wikimania 2023 in August 2023.

Upcoming events edit

Monthly Virtual Edit-a-thon edit

2nd Monday of each month Join us for an hour of editing! Bring your own project to work on, or any questions you have about editing. All levels are welcome! For Zoom meeting details and more information, contact Dzingle1 or RosPost.

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Monday, April 15, 2024 (date changed because of the eclipse) edit

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Monday, August 12, 2024 edit

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African/European/India Virtual Editathon edit

Suspended for now. Stay tuned for new events with Kenya.

AARWR-American Academy of Religion- Western Region Conference-March 15, 2024 - In-Person Editathon- University of Las Vegas edit

  • Time : 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. PST
  • Location: Campus of UNLV - Student Union Room 205 (Near Lot D Parking, Closest Road: Maryland Pkwy.)

Past events edit

List of Women in Religion Events

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Improve existing biographical articles
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Women in Religion series edit

In addition to writing, creating, and improving biographies about Women in Religion on Wikipedia, one of the goals of WikiProject Women in Religion is to increase content about them in the general scholarship. Our strategy is to provide secondary sources for Wikipedia editors and contributors to use to increase the content about women in religion on Wikipedia. To that end, we have participated in the publication of, as of the fall of 2023, three volumes of monographs, published by Atla Open Press and the Parliament of the World's Religions.

If you would like to participate in this endeavor, please visit Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Religion/Women in Religion series for more information and for lists of the women featured in this series.

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Recent Did You Know? blurbs edit

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On this day entries edit

New or improved articles edit

Let us know about new submissions you have made to Wikipedia and articles you have improved below (most recent on top):

2024 edit

  1. Theodora of Alexandria, 5th century Byzantine saint. Improved small bio. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 19:00, 4 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  1. Trasilla and Emiliana, 6th century Roman sister/saints; aunts of Pope Gregory I. Improved small bio. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 17:35, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Mary Leggett Cooke (1852-1938), American Unitarian minister; member of the Iowa Sisterhood; first woman graduate from Harvard Divinity School. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 19:10, 25 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Julia Seton (1862-1950), founder, New Civilization Church. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 02:12, 17 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Anandamayi Ma, a Hindu spiritual teacher and mystic from Bangladesh. Considered a saint; improve article --Dzingle1 (talk) 22:06, 15 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Jaclyn Chernett, who was ordained as a hazzan in 2006, the first female Jewish cantor in the United Kingdom; new bio. Headhitter (talk) 08:40, 7 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Tarbula, 4th-century saint, virgin, and martyr. New bio. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 17:25, 29 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Aline Sitoe Diatta, (1920 - 1944) was West African prophet born in Senegal. Improved.--Dzingle1 (talk) 18:13, 18 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Syncletica of Alexandria, 4th century saint, ascetic, anchorite, and Desert Mother. Improved, expanded 5x. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 17:13, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Marie Augusta Oldham (1857-1938) was an American Methodist missionary born in India. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 06:50, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Rose Venerini (9 February 1656 – 7 May 1728), saint and founder of schools for girls and young women in Italy and throughout the world. Revised bio. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 19:30, 29 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Rev. Lena B. Mathes (1861–1951), pioneer Old South educator, social reformer, and Baptist minister. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 21:40, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Bl. Rita Lopes de Almeida (1848 – 6 January 1913), Portuguese nun, founder of the Sisters of Mary, Jesus and Joseph Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 17:10, 13 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Rev. Stella B. Irvine (1859–1926), organized the first Sunday school teachers' training class in the U.S. New --Rosiestep (talk) 22:37, 9 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Paula Arai, Buddhist studies scholar and academic; new bio; subject in Vol. 2 in Women in Religion series. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 00:24, 5 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Zainab al-Ghazali (1917-2005), Egyptian Muslim Activist; add source and information,--Dzingle1 (talk) 23:45, 30 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Maria Hyde Hibbard (1820–1913), President, New York Branch, Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 12:22, 25 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Genevieve (c. 419/422 AD – 502/512 AD), nun and virgin, patron saint of Paris; expanded and improved bio. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 23:18, 20 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Eugenia St. John Mann (1847–1932), ordained minister, Methodist Protestant Church; first woman who ever sat as a delegate in the General Conference of that denomination in the U.S. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 21:53, 19 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  19. Jaclyn Chernett, who was ordained as a hazzan in 2006, the first female Jewish cantor in the United Kingdom; new bio. Headhitter (talk) 08:40, 7 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

2023 edit

  1. Ellen M. Stone (1846–1927), American Protestant missionary, teacher, and author remembered for the Miss Stone Affair. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 10:43, 31 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  2. E. S. Elliott (1836–1897), English religious writer of poetry, hymns, and novels, as well as the editor of a missionary magazine. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 20:31, 23 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Mary Fawler Maude (1819-1913), English religious writer and hymnist; author of "Thine for ever! God of love". Both new. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:40, 19 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Julia Anne Elliott (1809-1841), English hymnwriter. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 18:39, 17 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Sarah White Livermore (1789–1874), established what may have been the first Sunday School in the U.S. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 21:34, 16 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Abby B. Hyde (1799–1872), early American hymnwriter. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 17:35, 16 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Jane Lewers Gray (1796–1871), Northern Ireland-born American poet and hymnwriter. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 13:31, 15 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Francesca Maria Steele (1848-1931) added to project page and added to Wikidata focus group, Catholic convert who translated Hildegard's Scivias in 1914 Janice (janicelp) (talk)20:34, 7 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Aurelia Mace (1835-1910), Shaker Eldress, thinker and writer. New. -- Rubystaramaryllis (talk) 00:21, 28 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  10. The Madeleva manifesto: A Message of Hope and Courage. New.--Engmaj (talk) 15:09, 26 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Althea G. Quimby (1858-1942), 25 years, president, Maine W.C.T.U.; 20 years, lay preacher, Methodist Episcopal Church. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 10:41, 10 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Eliza Nelson Fryer (1847-1910) , educator and missionary to China. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 07:26, 5 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Praxedes, 2nd century virgin and saint. Updated and revised. -- Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 05:07, 22 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Catalina de Jesús Herrera (1717-1795), Ecuadorian nun, prioress, writer. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 20:30, 19 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Gertrudis Anglesola (1641-1727), Valencian Cistercian abbess, mystic, writer. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 17:07, 19 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Margaret Ward (c. 1530-1588), English saint and martyr. Updated and revised. -- Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 03:52, 16 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  17. María Pilar Aquino (b.March 6, 1956), Latina Feminist Theologian. New. --RosPost (talk) 22:00, 9 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Isadore G. Jeffery (1840-1919), American religious and lyrical poet. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 22:00, 9 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  19. Mother Mary Corona (1886-1964), nun, educator, administrator, and Superior General of the School Sisters of St. Francis, (1942-1960). New. --Winifredwhelan (talk) 16:00, 8 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  20. Mary Burt Messer (1881-1960), activist, social worker, professor, author, and Christian Science practitioner. New. --Jaireeodell (talk) 14:31, 7 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  21. Mary Chawner Woody (1846–1928), American Quaker minister, educator, temperance leader. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 19:30, 28 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  22. Asunción de Zea-Bermúdez (1862-1936), Spanish religious writer. New; translation --Rosiestep (talk) 07:06, 20 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  23. Cecilia del Nacimiento (1570-1646), Spanish nun, mystic, writer, poet. New; translation. --Rosiestep (talk) 00:31, 19 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  24. Brianda de Acuña (1576-1630), Spanish nun and autobiographer. New; translation. --Rosiestep (talk) 19:43, 15 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  25. Fanny Gulick (1798–1883), American Presbyterian missionary. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 17:27, 14 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  26. Maria Pilar Bruguera Sábat (1906-1994), Spanish Roman Catholic nun and physician. New; translation. --Rosiestep (talk) 14:50, 14 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  27. Bárbara de Santo Domingo O.P. (1842-1872), Spanish Catholic mystic. New; translation. --Rosiestep (talk) 13:13, 14 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  28. Ángela María de la Concepción (1649-1690), Spanish Trinitarian nun, mystical writer, reformer, order founder. New; translation. --Rosiestep (talk) 21:59, 11 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  29. Frances E. Townsley (1850-1909), second-known woman to be ordained in the Baptist faith. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 20:56, 5 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  30. Emma Wolf (1865-1932), American novelist who wrote on Jewish themes. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 21:54, 8 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  31. Mrs. I. Lowenberg (1845-1924), founder of San Francisco's Philomath Club, the first club in the world composed of Jewish women with a regularly adopted constitution. New articles. --Rosiestep (talk) 07:10, 2 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  32. Landrada of Austrasia, 7th century German/Belgium saint, abbess, and ascetic; expanded stub, downloaded image. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 16:22, 1 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  33. Jutta of Kulmsee, 13th century German saint, mystic, and anchorite; improved bio. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 17:27, 20 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  34. Anna Weed Prosser, American evangelist; president, Buffalo Branch, National Christian Alliance. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 22:50, 25 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  35. Harriet E. Clark, American teacher and author who originated the idea of the Society of Christian Endeavor. New page. --Rosiestep (talk) 13:05, 15 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  36. María Herminia Sabbia y Oribe, Uruguayan poet whose poems had a strong religious inclination. New. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:23, 19 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  37. Dolores R. Leckey, founding director of the Secretariat for Family, Laity, Women, and Youth in the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. New page User:Engmaj 03 February 2023
  38. Sister Madeleine Juneau, CND (1945-2020), Executive Director, Maison Saint-Gabriel, Montreal, Canada. New page. --Rosiestep (talk) 06:04, 23 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  39. Aoyama Roshi, is a Japanese Buddhist nun and abbess. She is the first nun to be appointed to the rank of Daikyoshi (Great Teacher) in the Soto Zen school, new article User:Winifredwhelan 7 January 2023
  40. Rev. Emma Pow Bauder, American United Brethren evangelist, missionary, reformer, author. New page. --Rosiestep (talk) 20:54, 8 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  41. Draft:Malvina_Latour, Voodoo Queen of the New Orleans red light district 1880'-1940's, new page User:MMiller324
  42. Drusilla Wilson, American temperance leader and Quaker pastor. New page. --Rosiestep (talk) 12:24, 6 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  43. Charlotte Evelyn Gay, English social and temperance reformer affiliated with the Church Army. New page. --Rosiestep (talk) 12:26, 6 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]

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