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Female Pastors in Protestant Communities in Ukraine: A View on Gender Roles and Their Own Status in the Community

Dudko, Yeliena LU (2018) SIMV21 20172
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Graduate School
Abstract
Collapse of the Soviet Union and abolishment of the state atheism policy has led
to an increase of Protestant organizations and their parishes in Ukraine. Some of
them (at least fifteen) allow and practice women ordination. Women priests, thus,
find themselves performing non-traditional gender roles in Ukraine, where the
majority of the population is affiliated with Orthodox or Greek Catholic Churches
that at the moment deny female ordination. Firstly, this thesis outlines the main
debates on female ordination, as well as reviews the research about female
pastors in Western countries. Secondly, it provides statistical data about
denominations that allow female ordination in Ukraine. Thirdly, based on the
half-structured in-depth... (More)
Collapse of the Soviet Union and abolishment of the state atheism policy has led
to an increase of Protestant organizations and their parishes in Ukraine. Some of
them (at least fifteen) allow and practice women ordination. Women priests, thus,
find themselves performing non-traditional gender roles in Ukraine, where the
majority of the population is affiliated with Orthodox or Greek Catholic Churches
that at the moment deny female ordination. Firstly, this thesis outlines the main
debates on female ordination, as well as reviews the research about female
pastors in Western countries. Secondly, it provides statistical data about
denominations that allow female ordination in Ukraine. Thirdly, based on the
half-structured in-depth interviews this explorative study discusses the lived
experiences of women priests in Ukraine. It discusses how they view their status
in their community and society and whether they experience gender
discrimination in their work. It also analyzes the attitudes of female pastors
towards ideas of feminism and gender equality. (Less)
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Dudko, Yeliena LU
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SIMV21 20172
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Gender Equality, Ordination, Feminism
language
English
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8934447
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  abstract     = {Collapse of the Soviet Union and abolishment of the state atheism policy has led
to an increase of Protestant organizations and their parishes in Ukraine. Some of
them (at least fifteen) allow and practice women ordination. Women priests, thus,
find themselves performing non-traditional gender roles in Ukraine, where the
majority of the population is affiliated with Orthodox or Greek Catholic Churches
that at the moment deny female ordination. Firstly, this thesis outlines the main
debates on female ordination, as well as reviews the research about female
pastors in Western countries. Secondly, it provides statistical data about
denominations that allow female ordination in Ukraine. Thirdly, based on the
half-structured in-depth interviews this explorative study discusses the lived
experiences of women priests in Ukraine. It discusses how they view their status
in their community and society and whether they experience gender
discrimination in their work. It also analyzes the attitudes of female pastors
towards ideas of feminism and gender equality.},
  author       = {Dudko, Yeliena},
  keyword      = {Gender Equality,Ordination,Feminism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Female Pastors in Protestant Communities in Ukraine: A View on Gender Roles and Their Own Status in the Community},
  year         = {2018},
}