Wikipedia:WikiProject 1000 Women in Religion

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1000 Women in Religion

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 1000 Women in Religion. 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.


Check this page for more information about these events as they get closer.

November 1, 2018[edit]

May 1, 2019[edit]

June 12, 2019[edit]

October 16, 2019[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. Here is the call for papers for this session.

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

The 1000 Women in Religion Project, a major initiative of the AAR/SBL’s Women’s Caucus, is working to add 1000 Women biographies to Wikipedia where only 17.49% of the entries are about women. A deficit of reliable sources about women important to the history and ongoing unfolding of the world’s religious and wisdom traditions makes it difficult for our wiki-editors to meet Wikipedia’s sourcing and notability standards for submission. In support of our effort to address this systemic, gender bias by expanding and equalizing the space devoted to women on Wikipedia, we are seeking biographies about women who are (1) notable as founders, practitioners, teachers, resistors and researchers of the world’s religious and wisdom traditions and (2) do not already have a biographical entry on Wikipedia. Original research including attention to primary sources such as interviews of living subjects, transcriptions of existing recordings and historical documents is encouraged. We are also looking for original analysis that makes a strong case for the subject’s notability in her religious or spiritual area of influence. Papers will be published on the Women’s Caucus website and used as a source for the submission of an article to Wikipedia.

Find the full call for papers and instructions for submission at (talk) 20:45, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

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New or improved articles[edit]

Let us know about new submissions you have made to Wikipedia and articles you have improved below:

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

Editing tools and tips[edit]

  • WIR 10 simple rules for writing biographies of women.
  • Use a WIR template on the talk page of your article
  • {{WIR 2019}} (Women in Red 2019)

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