Women

Community Outreach Liaison for New Jersey

July 21, 2003

Source: The Times

http://www.nj.com/news/times/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1058774724267540.xml

On July 21, 2003 The Times reported that "a new face has joined a panel engaged in increasing cultural awareness. Sitting next to representatives from the U.S. Justice Department, Anti-Defamation League, state police and the state's bias crime unit is a mother of six from Middlesex County... This woman with brown eyes and hair covered by a scarf serves as a...

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Rabbi Tracee Rosen to Serve in Utah's Congregation Kol Ami

July 20, 2003

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Jul/07202003/utah/77054.asp

On July 20, 2003 The Salt Lake Tribune reported that "Rabbi Tracee Rosen... [will arrive] next month as the new rabbi at Salt Lake City's Congregation Kol Ami... Its rabbi is automatically a key player on many of Utah's interfaith councils, joining regularly with Catholic, Protestant, LDS, Buddhist and Muslim leaders. That person is routinely asked to give the official Jewish...

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Editorial: A Different American Dream for Muslim Americans

July 20, 2003

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/2003/jul/07202003/commenta/76743.asp

On July 20, 2003 The Salt Lake Tribune printed an editorial by Abtihal Raji-Kubba stating that "for many Muslim immigrants, the American dream is rarely about owning a home, a car, or a boat. Rather, it is about experiencing political and religious freedom. Most leave their countries because of political and religious persecution. They leave their comfortable homes and loved...

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Gay Couple Celebrates Anniversary at Buddhist Zendo

July 20, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

On July 20, 2003 The Oregonian reported that "On a Friday night in Southeast Portland, 100 people gather in a Zen Buddhist zendo, or meditation hall [to celebrate an anniversary]. Eric Marcoux, a Tibetan Buddhist teacher... and his partner of 50 years, Eugene Woodworth, have lived through a lot of history: the 1950s with their crackdown on 'deviant sexuality,' the sexual '60s, the gay rights action of the '70s and '80s, the AIDS crisis, the legal changes and ongoing challenges of antigay-rights measures. But they don't see themselves...

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On Muslim Women in Gwinnett, GA

July 14, 2003

Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

http://www.gwinnettdailyonline.com/GDP/archive/article6E1868FE86B046AAA027E701046E45DC.asp

On July 14, 2003 the Gwinnett Daily Post reported that "Americans have turned their eyes toward Afghanistan, Iraq and other parts of the Middle East. But it takes only a short walk through any Gwinnett [GA] shopping center to come face to face with Islam... Selecting groceries, purchasing household items or...

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Female Monk to Start Retreat in South Carolina

July 14, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.thestate.com/mld/state/6297888.htm

On July 14, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "Sudhamma is one of the world's few female Theravada monks. She started a three-month retreat in Mauldin [SC] on Sunday... As a monk, Sudhamma keeps her head shaved and wears an orange robe... She's associated with Theravada Buddhism, a traditional school of thought centered in Southeast Asia... While thousands of men have become Theravada monks,...

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Fort Wayne Pagan Alliance to Organize Festival in Indiana

July 13, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.indystar.com/print/articles/6/057639-6106-127.html

On July 13, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "Elizabeth Markey wants people to know pagans do not turn people into toads and put spells on people... Markey, co-founder of the Fort Wayne Pagan Alliance, said she and others like her practice an Earth-based religion that is often misunderstood by people... '...

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Bhagavati Members Deliver Food and Teachings in West Hollywood Streets

July 12, 2003

Source: Ventura County Star

http://www.insidevc.com/vcs/religion_and_ethics/article/0,1375,VCS_151_2104695,00.html

On July 12, 2003 the Ventura County Star reported that "Arnold Pomerantz was once a vice president and division director for Payless Shoesource. Now retired, he and about two dozen other core members of an interfaith community in West Hollywood devote themselves to the teachings of Bhagavati and explain to outsiders why...

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Sikh Woman Listed as One of Top Fifteen Women Entrepreneurs in U.S.

July 11, 2003

Source: India Abroad

On July 11, 2003 India Abroad reported that Kavelle Bajaj, a Sikh entrepreneur, was listed in the "top 15 women entrepreneurs in America" by Liane Enkiels and Karen Olsen in their book, Portrait of Women Business Leaders. Bajaj created the company I-NET, and recently sold it to WANG labs. Bajaj "is involved in several organization in the United States, such as the Smithsonian Institute to promote Indian and Sikh art, history and culture. She also participates as a motivational speaker at conferences, and acts as a mentor to...

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Editorial: Sultaana Freeman License Case

July 1, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpshi013354583jul01,0,6151114.story

On July 1, 2003 Newsday published an editorial by Faegheh Shirazi stating that "many American Muslims cringed when they heard about Sultaana Freeman, a woman from Florida who maintained that removing her veil for a driver's license photo violated her religious beliefs. For most non-Muslims, veiling has become synonymous with Islam. So, although the Muslim...

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Editorial: Sultaana Freeman License Case

June 22, 2003

Source: First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=11614

On June 22, 2003 the First Amendment Center printed an editorial by Charles Haynes stating that "Sultaana Freeman’s refusal to remove her veil for a driver’s license photo has touched a nerve. Talk-show exchanges and letters to the editor are filled with exasperation – even outrage – over the Muslim woman’s lawsuit against the state of...

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South Florida Women Organize Conference on Islamic Issues

June 21, 2003

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.Sun-Sentinel.com/

On June 21, 2003 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that "two groups of women have joined forces to organize a conference on Islamic issues this weekend at Nova Southeastern University [FL]... And it has a hot-button title: 'Islam: Contribution or Threat to American Society?' The women clearly don't intend to duck questions... 'We hope people will ask questions,' says Irma Sulaiman of Delray Beach, one of the main organizers...

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