Women have often had a leadership role in religious sects and cults.

In small groups, search for information about one of the following women. Each has been a visionary, founder or leader of the movement concerned. women-leaders

How far do these examples of women in leadership roles disprove the idea that religion is always patriarchal?

  1. Ellen White (top left) Seventh Day Adventist
  2. Mary Baker Eddy (top right) Christian Scientist
  3. The Fox sisters (below) Spiritualists

Find out when they lived, what they did, and why they were important to the movement.

Put together a short presentation for the rest of the class.