Wikipedia:WikiProject 1000 Women in Religion

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1000 Women in Religion

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1000 Women in Religion is a project of the Women's Caucus of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. This project is part of an initiative to create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives of cis and transgender women who are notable as scholars, activists and practitioners in the world's religious, spiritual and wisdom traditions. The 1000 Women in Religion Project committee meets monthly. If you would like to participate in these meetings find our contact information at

All are invited to participate, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. This Meetup page will be used to post details about ongoing activities and events.

2020 events[edit]

Monthly Virtual Edit-a-thon[edit]

1st Monday of each month

Upcoming dates:

For Zoom meeting ID and more information, contact Dzingle1

March 25, 2020[edit]

  • Wikipedia:Meetup/Parliament_of_World_Religions/1000_Women_in_Religion_2020
  • ZOOM Video Conference
  • Time: From 12:00 - 3 p.m. CDT
  • Register for the Outreach Dashboard and as a Wikipedia editor online (strongly encouraged): here. Consider concerns about anonymity when choosing a "user name" unless you want to be identifiable.
  • Short description: Join us for a 1000 Women in Religion Women's History Month edit-a-thon sponsored by the Parliament of World Religions! All are welcome! Attendees must register in advance at the Parliament of World Religions link above in order to receive a ZOOM link.

2019 events[edit]

November 23-26, 2019[edit]

We are sponsoring a conference, paper session entitled "Women’s Religious Biographies: Growing our sources about women in religion in order to expand and equalize the space for women in a public platform like Wikipedia" at the Women's Caucus of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. Find the full call for papers and instructions for submission at (talk) 20:45, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

November 9, 2019[edit]

October 16, 2019[edit]

June 12, 2019[edit]

May 1, 2019[edit]

2018 events[edit]

November 1, 2018[edit]

Sign up and let us know you are working on 1000 Women in Religion![edit]

Sign up for a Wikipedia account and join us in this work. See this page for information on how to create an account.

New or improved articles[edit]

Let us know about new submissions you have made to Wikipedia and articles you have improved below (most recent on top):


  1. Bertha of Val d'Or - new article
  2. Belina (virgin) - rewritten stub
  3. Zdislava Berka - rewritten article
  4. Basilissa and Anastasia - rewritten article
  5. Basilla of Rome - new stub
  6. Callinica and Basilissa - rewritten stub Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 05:47, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
  7. Aurea of Córdoba - new stub
  8. Saint Asella - new article
  9. Archelais and Companions - new stub
  10. Apronia of Toul - new stub
  11. Apollinaris Syncletica - new article
  12. Anthusa of Mantinea - new stub Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 05:18, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
  13. Diana degli Andalò - rewritten article Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 17:21, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
  14. St. Adele - new stub
  15. St. Adeloga of Kitzingen - new stub
  16. Tal Ilan- improved article Mkhartung528 (talk) 03:43, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
  17. St. Agatha Yi Kyong-i - new article
  18. St. Agatha Lin - new stub
  19. St. Agilberta - new stub Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 20:57, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
  20. St. Agatha Lin - improved article Mkhartung528 (talk) 22:04, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
  21. Aldobrandesca - rewrote and improved article
  22. St. Agnes of Poitiers - new article
  23. Bl. Agnes Takea - new stub Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 04:01, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
  24. Alice of Schaerbeek - new article
  25. Bl. Amata - new article
  26. Cecilia Cesarini - new article Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 21:03, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
  27. St. Agatha Kwon Chin-i - new article Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 21:54, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
  28. sv:Esther de Waal - Anhn (talk) 03:56, 6 March 2020 (UTC) - new article on svwp


  1. Elsa Támez- new article
  2. Annis Bertha Ford Eastman - new article
  3. Beverly Wildung Harrison - new article
  4. Hilwie Hamdon - new article
  5. Kelly Brown Douglas - new article
  6. Irene of Rome - Willthacheerleader18 (talk) 17:38, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
  7. Princess Christine Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel - Willthacheerleader18 (talk) 17:38, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
  8. Marie de La Tour d'Auvergne - Willthacheerleader18 (talk) 17:38, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
  9. Wuna of Wessex - Willthacheerleader18 (talk) 04:04, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
  10. Chökyi Drönma - Willthacheerleader18 (talk) 15:04, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  11. Kathleen Norris (poet)
  12. Mabel Madeline Southard
  13. Joan Chittister
  14. Kwok Pui-lan Dzingle1 (talk) 03:11, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
  15. Musa Dube (new page create)
  16. Alia Hogben - PMCH2 (talk) 02:45, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
  17. Elyse Goldstein Deanna K. Roberts (talk) 18:40, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
  18. María Soliño - one line stub...
  19. List of Ordained Christian Women -added and corrected content PMCH2 (talk) 01:40, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
  20. Catherine Mowry LaCugna - PMCH2 (talk) 22:10, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
  21. Lisa Sowle Cahill - janicelp (talk) - added America Magazine review by Cahill on Margaret Farley's Just Love
  22. Delores S. Williams - janicelp (talk)- added birth year and Ann Oswald Laird article on her
  23. Addie Aylestock [[MimiSteele|MimiSteele (talk) 23:48, 21 August 2019 (UTC)]] - added new details about church work --MimiSteele (talk) 23:48, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

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  • ... that the 5th-century saint Apollinaris Syncletica might have been wrongly accused of seducing her own sister? 2020-07-19

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