Catholic and Mormon feminists aren't the only ones pushing for increased equity in male-dominated faiths.
On Wednesday, the Church of England's governing body voted overwhelmingly to approve the appointment of women bishops, Reuters reported.
A series of measures, which paved the way for females to be appointed as senior clergy, advanced 78 to 8, with 25 members of the General Synod abstaining. This legislation opens the door for women to be appointed bishops in the global faith as early as 2014, when the action goes before the whole church body.
Last month, a regional conference of Seventh-day Adventists elected its first female district president, who oversees congregations in a cluster of states.