Whether you consider yourself Muslim, Christian, Jewish or any other religion, you may have noticed a difference in the roles of both men and women. But are these differences culture-based or are they actually part of the religion’s teachings?

[Read more on women’s limited roles in religion, written by The Arab American]

In Islam, some mosques are separated by gender – women sometimes having their own mosque to pray separate from those where men pray. However, the article that The Arab American wrote focuses on teachings of Islam as well as Christianity and how gender roles within religions can get mixed up with cultural norms.