For most people, going to a beauty salon and getting a haircut is routine. But for Muslim women in Massachusetts who cover their hair for religious reasons, it can be a real challenge. At a traditional hair salon, they risk men seeing them without their headscarves on.
But that is now changing. Massachusetts’ first salon and spa established specifically for Muslim women opened on Monday.
Shamso Ahmed is the woman behind the new business. She says she’s been dreaming about this since she was a young girl.
At the age of 10, Shamso Ahmed fled the civil war in Somalia and arrived in Boston... Read more about Massachusetts Gets Its First Hair Salon Designed For Muslim Women
Research shows positive gains in how women are faring in America’s churches NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new study reports dramatic gains in women clergy leading Mainline churches over the most recent study, completed 25 years ago, with some denominations reaching numerical equity between men and women. The report’s author Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed compiled “State of …
Boston College MSA is proud to announce the 5th annual Islamic Awareness week, which is an initiative to unite the Boston College Community in appreciation and celebration of Muslims and Muslim culture and tradition. This year, Islamic Awareness Week's events center around the understanding and exploration of the hijab, Islamic art, and the Muslim student experience on campus as well as examining Islamophobia both on campus and around the United States.
Islamic Awareness Week: https://www.facebook.com/events/624349311237406/
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If women were protons and men were electrons, the Vatican would be a pretty negatively charged electric field, meaning that men generally own the stage.
The female advisory board for the Pontifical Council for Culture wishes to change that, sending an “electric shock” that will open discussion on women’s roles in the Church.
“The Church is a male-dominated world, but the [wider] world in which it exists is both male and female,” Consuelo Corradi, vice rector for research and international relations at the LUMSA University of Rome, told Crux.
“The global church needs to enter a... Read more about Vatican women's council hopes to be 'electric shock' for global Church
The Common Street Spiritual Center will be sponsoring its fourth Abrahamic Trialogue followed by an interfaith Iftar meal. This event will be during the month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast during the daylight hours, and the Iftar is the fast-breaking meal that begins when the sun goes down. We invite you to bring your families and children to join in the program and the meal!
The program will include three brief presentations (Jewish, Christian, and Muslim) on the theme of "... Read more about Interfaith Dialogue and Iftar Celebration
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Following through on a pledge he made to a group of nuns last May, Pope Francis has established a special commission to study whether the Catholic Church should take the historic step of ordaining women as deacons.
Four years ago, I set out to write a book about some of the famous, inspiring women of the Guru Panth. It was a challenge, searching through our his-tory, finding just a glimpse here and a glimmer there of the remarkable women who contributed to the early years of our Panth. I was also blessed to make the acquaintance by internet, by phone, and in person of some great souls still living among us. When I was recently asked to give a presentation at the University of Toronto on Sikh women, I instantly knew I should return that honour by presenting on the realities and challenges of...
No denomination has suffered as acutely as the Roman Catholic Church from the changes remaking American Christianity, from a rise in unaffiliated individuals (particularly millennials) to an alarming decline in women’s church attendance.Now the decline in millennial women’s attendance and participation in the church has become so acute that progressive Catholic leaders are raising alarm about a “lost generation” of Catholic women—and potentially their children as well–if the church doesn’t radically change the way it relates to women.
North Sider Cynthia Cox Ubaldo, 52, became known worldwide last year when a video clip went viral showing her hugging an anti-Muslim protester outside Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Hilliard.She is one of several Muslim women to be featured at Dispatch.com during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast during daylight hours and focus more fervently on their faith.Ubaldo, a native of Reynoldsburg, was a Christian before she became Muslim in 2014, and wearing a headscarf has brought some challenges, including avoidance and unkind comments from strangers, discrimination...
Amirah Sackett, an American following the Islamic faith and a hip hop dancer with a number of awards under her feet, dances wearing the hijab. Her purpose: change the way the non-Muslims view Islam. She also wishes to smash a number of stereotypes via performance. She has her own female only Muslim dance group, satirically-and aptly-named We're Muslim Don't Panic or simply WMDP.