The prayer that lifts women from poverty to equality

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I live in Mumbai, India, and have spent a lot of time thinking through spiritual ideas that uncover and eliminate poverty. And I’m especially interested in issues surrounding women and the circumstances that keep them in impoverished conditions.

In many cultures, including my own, progress is being made, but, even so, many women are still subject to limitation, humiliated, treated like objects or doormats to be stepped on. Women are humiliated in the “imaginary” world of films, and this sets a pattern for how women are treated at home. Educational opportunities are also limited, and so at times it seems like an impossible situation.

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