David Venus gave us a very unique service for Mother’s Day, looking at how women have been disenfranchised within society and especially religion, through the patriarchal, controlling nature of monotheist religions, compared to earlier polytheist ones. He grabbed our attention with some inflammatory statements from history about the role of women in religion. He then pointed out that although women make up the majority of congregations in conservative religions, this does not confer power. Rather it denotes how dangerous it can be for women to leave and live outside the confines of the accepted religion, and that at the very least they and their children would lose status and friendship by doing so. The question therefore being posed in some forums is not how do we integrate women more, but how do we make it easier for women to leave male dominated religions?