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American Muslims Mix Modern, Traditional Routes to Marriage

October 31, 2010

Author: Stephen Magagnini

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2010/10/31/3141339/american-muslims-mix-modern-traditional.html

A mosque in northeast Sacramento recently hosted an evening of speed-dating for 48 singles looking for love American Muslim style.

 

Every four minutes, the men played musical chairs, moving one seat to their left to chat up the next woman across the table....

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Malaysia Women Group Gets to Keep 'Islam' In Name

October 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/29/AR2010102900808.html

A prominent Malaysian women's group won the right to keep the word "Islam" in its name Friday after a court ruled against religious activists critical of the group's opinions on women's rights.

 

The High Court struck...

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ELCA Presiding Bishop Tells Young People 'It Gets Better'

October 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The ELCA News Service

http://www.elca.org/Who-We-Are/Our-Three-Expressions/Churchwide-Organization/Communication-Services/News/Releases.aspx?a=4662

In a video essay posted on You Tube, the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) offered reassurance to young people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, saying...

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Muslim Americans Rally to Get Out Vote

October 22, 2010

Author: Amy Lee

Source: The Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/2824752,CST-NWS-muslimvote22.article

The so-called Ground Zero mosque. The Florida pastor intent on torching Qurans. And the Disneyland hostess barred from wearing a hijab.

 

Kiran Ansari cites those issues and others as proof that "Islamophobia" is on the rise in the United States and underscores the need for Muslim...

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Orthodox Jews Urge Quebec to Abandon Proposed Niqab Ban

October 20, 2010

Author: Rheal Seguin

Source: The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/orthodox-jews-urge-quebec-to-abandon-proposed-niqab-ban/article1766182/

Quebec's Orthodox Jewish community appeared for the first time on Wednesday before a National Assembly committee, taking up an unexpected cause - fighting a bill that would ban the wearing of the Muslim niqab when...

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Sacrifice and Devotion In the Indian Tradition

October 17, 2010

Author: Shivani Vora

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/10/17/nyregion/17hindu.html

Of course I want my husband to have good health and a long life, but it took me seven years to give up food and water in hopes of it.

 

Every autumn, many women — particularly those from northern India — observe Karwa Chauth, a daylong Hindu fast on behalf of their husbands’ prosperity...

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ShaktiSeva: October Is Service to Women

October 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/octeober-14-2010

This October, Hindu American Seva Charities (HASC) launched UtsavSeva (FestivalSeva), an initiative to highlight the spiritual value of the major festival of that month, and will promote theme based community service throughout the year. Navratri, the nine nights to honor the Goddess, occurs in October so the theme...

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Turkey Rolls Back University Scarf Ban

October 7, 2010

Author: Marc Champion

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://topics.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748703298504575534102839883556.html

Turkey is quietly resolving an issue that has come to symbolize the country's bitter divisions and nearly toppled its government two years ago: Slowly, women are being allowed to wear Islamic headscarves on university campuses.

 

The head of Turkey's Higher Education Board...

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French Burqa Ban Clears Last Legal Obstacle

October 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/10/07/france.burqa.ban/index.html?hpt=T2

France's law banning the burqa and other Islamic face coverings in public places is legal, top constitutional authorities in France ruled Thursday, clearing the final hurdle before the ban goes into effect.

The ban passed both houses of the French legislature by overwhelming margins earlier this year, and...

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What Not to Wear: Outlawing the Face Veil

October 4, 2010

Author: Zehra Rizavi

Source: The Washington Post

http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/altmuslimah/2010/10/what_not_to_wear_outlawing_the_face_veil.html

Two weeks ago the French Senate passed a piece of legislation 246 votes to one to outlaw the face veil worn by a small number of the country's Muslim women, with President Nicolas Sarkozy stating, in no uncertain terms, that the face veil...

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Disneyland OKs Headscarf for Muslim Employee

September 27, 2010

Author: Laura Bly

Source: USA Today

http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/dispatches/post/2010/09/disney-oks-headscarf-for-muslim-employee/125413/1

A Muslim woman who said Disneyland wouldn't let her wear a religious headscarf on her job as a vacation planner or ticket seller - the second such complaint in recent weeks - has reached an agreement with the Southern California theme park...

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New Grace Cathedral Dean Makes History On Two Fronts

September 23, 2010

Author: Scott James

Source: The Bay Citizen

http://www.baycitizen.org/columns/scott-james/new-grace-cathedral-dean-makes-history/

The installation of Jane Alison Shaw as the eighth dean of Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill on Nov. 6 is a milestone — she will be the first woman to lead the cathedral, which was founded during the Gold Rush in 1849.

 

Shaw will also be the cathedral's first openly...

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Woman In Priestly Garb Sounds ‘a Great Echo’

September 23, 2010

Author: Elisabetta Povoledo

Source: The New York Times/Milan Journal

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/world/europe/24milan.html?ref=religion_and_belief

While other little girls in her hometown of Nissoria, Sicily, were dressing up and playing house, Maria Vittoria Longhitano would pretend to say Mass, dispensing cookies and chips to her toys for communion. Sometimes, she would even baptize her dolls.

As a...

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