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Hindu Girls Training To Become Priests in India

In Faith & Religion, History, India, People Making A Difference, Women's Issues on September 19, 2009 at 10:07 am

This is the face of change.

Conducting weddings and baptisms are rituals normally reserved for men in Hindu culture. Now one school in India is seeking to change that trend. It is teaching women to become priests and wants them to be seen as equal to men. Al Jazeera’s Hamish Macdonald reports from the holy city of Varanasi where ancient traditions are being met with modern ambitions.



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