Tuesday, February 27, 2007

That's Ms. Priest to you


Ok well aside from Pat Priest, I've spotted some new lady priests on the horizon. And not from where you'd expect, my dears. Looks like Islam beats the Catholics on this one: Morroccan Muslims have recognized women "priests" (as the bbc puts it - how cute). Oh yes, that's right. These female religious leaders, called the Mourchidat, are permitted to perform all the functions of their male counterparts, except for leading prayer. This law is far from being accepted in other Muslim countries - Morocco is still the leader when it comes to women's rights, with 35 female MPs (and these with a higher average level of education than the men they work with - zzzinnnnng!). Still, in a country where the King claims to be a descendent of the prophet, it's pretty impressive.

1 Comments:

Blogger Det. Rhiannon Brock said...

Who knew Lady N was a Munsters fan?

10:25 PM  

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