The author, a Buddhist monastic and scholar, explores the varieties of religious identity, their sources, and their effects on society. She discusses the fluidity of religious identities in the modern world and, in particular, the various challenges to women in confronting the stubborn persistence of gender-based exclusionary practices in religious traditions.
Originally published in Issue 9, Oct. 2009 of Religion East and West. Reprinted and republished with permission of the publisher, Dharma Realm Buddhist University.
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Tsomo, Karma Lekshe, "Creating Religious Identity" (2009). Theology and Religious Studies: Faculty Publications. 2.