Faculty Publications

Title

French women and the global fight for faith: Catholic international religious outreach in turn-of-the-century France

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Catholic women, France, Internationalism, Women's Leadership

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Catholic Historical Review

Volume

100

Issue

2

First Page

292

Last Page

318

Abstract

In the years before World War I, French Catholic women played a critical role in facilitating cooperation among Catholic women globally to solve problems such as poverty, class conflict, and religious disaffection. French Catholic women created international religious organizations and developed correspondence networks among Catholic women throughout the world. French Catholic women's international programs allowed the French Catholic community to demonstrate its vitality at a time when religion seemed threatened by secularism. International faith-based engagement also opened up leadership opportunities for Catholic women, and it promoted women's equality in the political and religious realms. © 2013 Project MUSE.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2014

DOI of published version

10.1353/cat.2014.0101

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