Islam

2006 Mar 02

Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors "Emerging Forms of Muslim Women’s Leadership" Event

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On March 2, 2006, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored an event with the Kennedy School of Government's Women in Public Policy Program and the Islam in the West Project entitled, “Emerging Forms of Muslim Women’s Leadership.” The featured speakers included Sarah Eltantawi, media commentator on American Muslim affairs and Middle East policy and doctoral student in religious studies at Harvard University and Raheel Raza, author of Their Jihad...Not My Jihad!: A Muslim Canadian Woman Speaks Out. Ms. Raza was also the first Muslim woman to lead... Read more about Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors "Emerging Forms of Muslim Women’s Leadership" Event
2009 Jun 13

The Mosque in Morgantown Screening and Discussion

(All day)

Location: 

harvard yard, 220 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On June 13, 2009, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored a screening and discussion of The Mosque in Morgantown at Harvard University. Directed by Boston-based filmmaker Brittany Huckabee, this documentary explores journalist Asra Nomani’s controversial campaign against what she believes are warning signs of Islamic extremism in her local mosque in Morgantown, West Virginia: the exclusion of women, an intolerance towards non-believers, and a growing suspicion of the West. After the screening, Dr. Diana L. Eck moderated a discussion on... Read more about The Mosque in Morgantown Screening and Discussion

Songs Of the Saints, With Love, From Pakistan

July 21, 2010

Author: Jon Pareles

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/22/arts/music/22sufi.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

Hands waved overhead. Voices shouted lyrics and whooped with delight. Children were hoisted onto parents’ shoulders. In the tightly packed crowd a few dancers made room to jump. T-shirts were tossed to fans from the stage.

Yet in the songs that Abida Parveen was singing,...

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Songs Of the Saints, With Love, From Pakistan

July 21, 2010

Author: Jon Pareles

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/22/arts/music/22sufi.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

Hands waved overhead. Voices shouted lyrics and whooped with delight. Children were hoisted onto parents’ shoulders. In the tightly packed crowd a few dancers made room to jump. T-shirts were tossed to fans from the stage.

Yet in the songs that Abida Parveen was singing,...

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2005 Apr 25

Acting on Faith Premiere

(All day)

Location: 

2 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On Tuesday, April 26, 2005, the Pluralism Project sponsored a premiere of Acting on Faith: Women and New Religious Activism in America, a documentary produced by Pluralism Project Affiliate Rachel Antell and narrated by Dr. Diana L. Eck. The film offers a glimpse into the lives and work of three American women: Laila Al-Marayati, a Muslim; Shamita Das Dasgupta, a Hindu; and Mushim Ikeda-Nash, a Buddhist. Through their stories, the film provides insight into the powerful streams of thought and action created by women... Read more about Acting on Faith Premiere
2006 Feb 28

Security and Civil Rights: Muslim Army Chaplain James Yee

(All day)

On February 28, 2006, former Muslim Chaplain and U.S. Army Captain James Yee spoke at Harvard, sponsored by the Harvard Islamic Society, the Asian-Pacific Law Students Association, and the Pluralism Project. Chaplain Yee served at Guantanamo Bay and spoke of the challenges of learning first-hand about abuses. He responded by authoring policies designed to respect religious rights and security needs. He was accused of espionage and held in solitary confinement; eventually all charges were dropped and his record was cleared. His recent book is entitled For God and Country.

Female Imams Blaze Trail Amid China's Muslims

July 21, 2010

Author: Louisa Lim

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128628514

It is 5:50 in the morning, and dark shadows scurry through narrow alleys to the mosque, as the call to prayer echoes from a minaret in Kaifeng. This city in central China's Henan province has an Islamic enclave, where Muslims have lived for more than 1,000 years.

In an alleyway called Wangjia hutong, women go to their own mosque, where...

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2005 Nov 19

The Pluralism Project at the 2005 American Academy of Religion in Philadelphia, PA

(All day)

Location: 

Philadelphia, PA
The Pluralism Project will be hosting a reception and bus tour of religious centers during the 2005 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The reception will take place on Sunday, November 20, 2005 from 8:30 - 10:00pm at the  Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Commonwealth A Room. Diana Eck and the Pluralism Project will host this gathering of affiliate researchers, allies, advisors, friends and colleagues. Please join us for refreshments, networking, conversation and informal updates on research projects. Pluralism Project Affiliate Stuart Chandler is the curator... Read more about The Pluralism Project at the 2005 American Academy of Religion in Philadelphia, PA

Female Imams Blaze Trail Amid China's Muslims

July 21, 2010

Author: Louisa Lim

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128628514

It is 5:50 in the morning, and dark shadows scurry through narrow alleys to the mosque, as the call to prayer echoes from a minaret in Kaifeng. This city in central China's Henan province has an Islamic enclave, where Muslims have lived for more than 1,000 years.

In an alleyway called Wangjia hutong, women go to their own mosque, where...

Read more about Female Imams Blaze Trail Amid China's Muslims

Spain Parliament Rejects Burqa Ban- For Now

July 20, 2010

Author: Ciaran Giles and Jorge Sainz

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/07/spain-parliament-rejects-burqa.php

Spain's Parliament on Tuesday rejected a proposal to ban women from wearing in public places Islamic veils that reveal only the eyes.

However, the Socialist government has said it favors including a ban on people wearing burqas in government...

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