Re-Imagining the Rules – the Global Transition to Transformative Equality and the Narratives of Feminist Religious Movements

9 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2021 Last revised: 30 Mar 2021

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Cochav Elkayam-Levy

Penn Carey Law, University of Pennsylvania ; The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, Hebrew Univeristy ; Lauder School of Government, Reichman University

Date Written: December 31, 2020

Abstract

The concept of transformative equality is an emerging new global paradigm that remains largely under-studied. My scholarship develops the idea of transformative equality showing its potential for allowing society to address contemporary challenges. In this research, I center on the work of feminist and liberal religious movements around the world (especially in Muslim countries, in Europe, and in Israel). I argue that feminist religious reformers’ work can greatly contribute to our understanding of the evolving, intriguing idea of transformative equality. I believe that the narratives of religious reformers and liberal religious movements teach us about transformation. This study shall show that the idea of transformative equality should be based on their experiences in motivating reform and on similar gradual, long-term societal processes.

Keywords: transformative equality; freedom of religion; human rights; gender equality; religious liberties; international law

Suggested Citation

Elkayam-Levy, Cochav, Re-Imagining the Rules – the Global Transition to Transformative Equality and the Narratives of Feminist Religious Movements (December 31, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3757963 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3757963

Cochav Elkayam-Levy (Contact Author)

Penn Carey Law, University of Pennsylvania ( email )

3501 Sansom Street
University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, Hebrew Univeristy ( email )

Jerusalem
Israel

Lauder School of Government, Reichman University ( email )

Israel

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