This chapter discusses women’s peace activism in contemporary Ukraine, following the Maidan protests, the annexation of Crimea by Russia, and the war in the Eastern regions of the country. Taking up four different examples of such activism, the author shows how new forms of women’s sociopolitical engagement are informed or inspired by religious values, notions, and representations. While the initiatives have different understandings of the roots and resolutions of the conflict, they are all attentive to the gendered aspects of war. Moreover, they all draw from the Orthodox tradition as a spiritual and cultural resource for the advancement of social cohesion, solidarity, empathy, and the common good.
|Title of host publication||Orthodox Christianity and Gender |
|Subtitle of host publication||Dynamics of Tradition, Culture and Lived Practice|
|Editors||Helena Kupari, Elina Vuola|
|Place of Publication||London/New York|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Name||Routledge Studies in Religion|