US Latinas seek answers in Islam
Six pecent of the Christian conversions to Islam are Latinas, according to a story in the Christian Science Monitor. The reason givenby those converting is that they feel that they are respected more in Islamic society than in the macho Hispanic Catholic environment. Given the reputation of Islam's severe oppression of women, this is a very sad commentary on the postion of women in the Catholic Church. More evidence that Christianity in general and the Cathoic church in particular need to finish the Reformation by recognizing that women must be fully equal partners in the family, in the Church and in the state. No civilization can prosper that marginalizes half of its people.