Women have played key roles in faith-based communities as long as they have existed. In recent years, that leadership has been formalized. More congregations today are led by women. Here in Houston, women are Reverends and Rabbis, hold leadership roles in interfaith organizations. And yet, some sects of some religions still hold to long-standing, traditional gender roles.
On this edition of Houston Matters, we'll explore the changing roles of women in faith-based communities here in Houston. We'll consider which religious groups or sects bend the gender divide, how women of faith seek to provide a positive influence within their respective congregations, and how changes in the religious landscape in Houston have helped empower more women to take on more active roles in their community.
Also, from a Hitchcock High School grad becoming the center of sports media attention this week to a crackdown on the use of laser pointers at airports, we'll explore The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Houston news this week.
And tango lovers are in for a treat this weekend. Pianist Rene Casarsa and Casa Argentina present "Tango Time" – a celebration of tango – at Jones Hall Saturday on the campus of the University of St. Thomas. We'll have a preview.