Islam

Op-Ed on Amina Wadud and Progressive Muslims

April 9, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/04/09/when_islam_clashes_with_womens_rights/

On April 9, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "nearly two weeks ago, Amina Wadud, an African-American activist and a professor of Islamic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, deliberately broke with Islamic tradition by leading a mixed-gender prayer service in...

Read more about Op-Ed on Amina Wadud and Progressive Muslims

Launch of National Council of American Muslim Non-Profits

April 8, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-04/08/article03.shtml

On April 8, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "responding to the shutdown and restrictions on the Islamic charities and non-profit groups in the United States, US Muslims announced the formation of the National Council of American Muslims Non-Profits in an effort to develop a comprehensive oversight mechanism ensuring transparency and protection for the Muslim...

Read more about Launch of National Council of American Muslim Non-Profits

Diverse Religious Leaders Offer Prayers for Pope at Buddhist Temple in New Delhi

April 8, 2005

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200504082029.htm

On April 8, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Religious leaders from all communities today came together under one banner in the national capital to offer prayers for the late Pope John Paul II, who they said was the greatest proponent of communal harmony. While maulvis chanted verses from the holy Quran, a Hindu priest recited the...

Read more about Diverse Religious Leaders Offer Prayers for Pope at Buddhist Temple in New Delhi

Mixed-Gender Prayers at the Islamic Center on Embassy Row

April 8, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050408-070423-4489r.htm

On April 8, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "two women -- one of them a veteran campaigner and the other a novice -- prayed beside men Friday in Washington's Islamic Center, the hub of America's Muslim community... Rahat Khan, [a tax accountant from Maryland], new in this campaign for demanding equal rights for women inside the mosque, almost turned away from...

Read more about Mixed-Gender Prayers at the Islamic Center on Embassy Row

Florida CAIR Leader Expresses Condolences on Death of Pope

April 7, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/04/07/Opinion/A_better_retirement_f.shtml

On April 7, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times printed a letter to the editor by Ahmed Bedier, Central Florida director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Tampa, in which he expressed condolenses for the death of Pope John Paul II. Bedier wrote, "On behalf of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim community, I would like to...

Read more about Florida CAIR Leader Expresses Condolences on Death of Pope

Arabic Soon to be Second Only to French in Francophone Schools

April 7, 2005

Source: Jewish Tribune

http://jewishtribune.ca/tribune/jt-050407-02.html

On April 7, 2005 the Jewish Tribune reported, "For many years, it was the norm that English was the dominant second language throughout Quebec’s primary and secondary francophone schools. But if recent school enrolment trends continue, that linguistic status wil no longer be the case. English will be replaced by Arabic. And it could happen as early as next year. According to figures that were...

Read more about Arabic Soon to be Second Only to French in Francophone Schools

Oklahoma Community Starts Progressive Interfaith Coalition

April 6, 2005

Source: The Daily O'Collegian

http://www.ocolly.com/new_ocollycom/show_story.php?a_id=26224

On April 6, 2005 The Daily O'Collegian reported, "Stillwater residents and Oklahoma State University faculty members and students concerned about the political direction of the nation recently formed the Progressive Interfaith Coalition in the wake of the 2004 presidential campaign. The coalition was established because of the concern about 'The lack of challenge to...

Read more about Oklahoma Community Starts Progressive Interfaith Coalition

The Gandhi Project Screens Arabic Version of Film to Inspire Non-Violent Resistance

April 6, 2005

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Palestinians-Gandhis-Message.html

On April 6, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Actor Ben Kingsley and U.S. philanthropists unveiled an Arabic version of the film 'Gandhi' on Wednesday, hoping to bring the legendary Indian revolutionary's message of nonviolent resistance to Palestinian towns, villages and refugee...

Read more about The Gandhi Project Screens Arabic Version of Film to Inspire Non-Violent Resistance

Metro Detroit Muslims Mourn Loss of Pope John Paul II

April 6, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.detnews.com/2005/religion/0504/06/A04-141579.htm

On April 6, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslims across Metro Detroit are expressing sadness and concern at the death of Pope John Paul II, who, they say, transcended the boundaries of different faiths and brought many Christians to a greater understanding of Islam. Many said they are saddened by the loss of a great...

Read more about Metro Detroit Muslims Mourn Loss of Pope John Paul II

Islam Awareness Week at University of Minnesota Helps to Build Bridges

April 5, 2005

Source: The Minnesota Daily

http://www.mndaily.com/articles/2005/04/05/63988

On April 5, 2005 The Minnesota Daily reported, "Al-Madinah Cultural Center (University of Minnesota) and the Muslim Students Association kicked off its Islam Awareness Week on Monday. The main event, called Islam: The Best Defense Against Terrorism, was at night in Coffman Union Theater... Islam Awareness Week is the center’s largest event of the year. This year’s theme is 'Islam: The...

Read more about Islam Awareness Week at University of Minnesota Helps to Build Bridges

Muslim Women’s Group in Tamil Nadu to Build Mosque for Women Only

April 5, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1308750,000600010002.htm

On April 5, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A Muslim women's group in Tamil Nadu is to build a mosque exclusively for women. The Tamil Nadu Muslim Women's Jamaat will set up the mosque at Perambur in Pudukottai district, about 600 kilometre south of Chennai, according to Sharifa Khanum, an activist of the...

Read more about Muslim Women’s Group in Tamil Nadu to Build Mosque for Women Only

Islam a Consideration in Choosing Papal Successor

April 5, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-pope-islam,0,361499.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

On April 5, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "On one of Pope John Paul II's last major trips four years ago, he stood in the ancient Omayyad Mosque in Syria and appealed for Christians and Muslims to seek common ground rather than...

Read more about Islam a Consideration in Choosing Papal Successor

Jews and Muslims Share Seder Meal

April 5, 2005

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pseder04apr04,0,2818375.story

On April 5, 2005 the Sun Sentinel reported, "the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover served as the backdrop Sunday afternoon for bringing Jews and Muslims together to better understand each other's faiths. About 25 Muslims gathered with about 75 Jews at Temple Torah west of Boynton Beach to learn about the Seder, the holiday meal...

Read more about Jews and Muslims Share Seder Meal

Pages