Motherhood and religious doctrine have a rich history, with different religious viewpoints influencing how mothers and parenthood are interpreted, formed, and survived across centuries and civilizations.
In Jewish tradition, mothers transfer Jewish heritage to the upcoming generation; in Muslims, mothers pass on Islam.
They are both acknowledged and valued as the primary teachers of children; in the Christian faith, the ritual of the Virgin Mary also sacralized motherhood and developed an ideal view of it.
Feminism, Belief, and Motherhood
They communicate about their mothering experiences and, more importantly, about the challenge of motherhood. The institution that, in the case of religious women, is supported by socio-cultural norms of the ideal mother as well as religious impositions of what this should mean. The key to giving mothers a voice is the unique opportunity to capture the complexities and nuances of the cultural milieu of every mother.
Mothers as Agents
They have established rules and regulations, limits, and boundaries that affect women’s daily lives and how they live. They have of motherhood, how they nurse their children – and indeed, even on the question of whether or not to have a child. They now have defined and normalized good and bad practices, as well as who should and should not participate.
Several of these establishments deﬁne the organization of mothers. In various ways: such as demonstrating motherhood as the main basis for the spiritual advancement of women and as “female’s greatest and sacred places mission“.