Conquering Holy Ground

Women may have been granted equal social and political rights in many countries, but very little has changed in most religious communities.

In this programme, Jane Little speaks to women who have broken the mould and taken on the kind of religious leadership roles traditionally dominated by men.

We hear from Chandrika Joshi, a female Hindu priest who is also a special needs dentist.

Female Imam Halima Krausen leads prayers in a mixed congregation in Hamburg in Germany.

And Colette Joyce from London has been convinced since her teenage years that she has a vocation to be a Catholic priest.

Photo: Chandrika Joshi performs a ceremony at her temple in Cardiff in Wales.

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Mon 27 Feb 2012 00:32 GMT