Women

2010 Sep 17

Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Panel on “Faith-Based Family Dispute Mediation and Arbitration”

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA, USA
On September 17, 2010, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored a panel discussion on “Faith-Based Family Dispute Mediation and Arbitration: North American Muslim Contributions & Priorities” along with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program. The event, organized by HDS students Celene Ayat Lizzio and Aliya Vajid, sought “to connect scholars, students, and practitioners who have an interest in how communities of Muslims perceive of and adhere to... Read more about Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors Panel on “Faith-Based Family Dispute Mediation and Arbitration”

Korean Bhikkhunis, Creating a Culture Of Their Own

September 2, 2010

Author: Han Sang-hee

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Korea Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=45,9487,0,0,1,0

Walk into any Buddhist temple in Korea, and you will readily find female monks, or ``bhikkhunis,’’ walking or praying in the temple grounds, just like any other male monk. Sometimes it’s even harder to notice at a glance if they are female or male; which indicates that in Korea, there are almost no...

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Female Priests Look After Jammu's Lord Krishna Temple

September 1, 2010

Author: Tahir Nadeem Khan

Source: Sify News/ANI

http://sify.com/news/female-priests-look-after-jammu-s-lord-krishna-temple-news-national-kjbuOcibefh.html

A temple devoted to Lord Krishna, which is also called 'Baion ka Mandir' here is looked after by a group of female priests, who offer daily prayers and perform rituals.

 

The priestesses say they want to spread the message of...

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Looking At Islamic Center Debate, World Sees U.S.

August 25, 2010

Author: Thanassis Cambanis

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/world/26islamic.html?ref=religion_and_belief

For more than two decades, Abdelhamid Shaari has been lobbying a succession of governments in Milan for permission to build a mosque for his congregants — any mosque at all, in any location.

For now, he leads Friday Prayer in a stadium normally used for rock concerts. When sites...

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Headscarf Ban Sparks Debate Over Kosovo's Identity

August 23, 2010

Author: Mark Lowen

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11065911

The home of Florinda Zeka in central Kosovo is an idyllic spot, surrounded by undulating hills.

The silence of the countryside is broken only by the family chickens wandering idly through the garden.

But for the last few months, life for this 17-year-old has been anything but peaceful.

She was forced to leave school when she donned the hijab - or...

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Muslim Employee Rejects Disney's Hat Alternative

August 23, 2010

Author: Sarah Tully

Source: The Kansas City Star/Orange County Register

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/08/23/2169500/muslim-employee-rejects-disneys.html

A Muslim employee is refusing to wear a hat and bonnet that Disney provided in place of a head scarf, which she wants to leave on at work for religious reasons. 

Imane Boudlal, a restaurant hostess at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, last week in a press...

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Muslim Employee: Disney Banned Her Head Scarf

August 18, 2010

Author: Gillian Flaccus

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/7159135.html

A Muslim woman who works as a hostess at a Disneyland restaurant alleged Wednesday the theme park would not allow her to appear in front of customers while wearing her head scarf.

Imane Boudlal, 26, appeared outside the resort's Grand Californian Hotel after filing a...

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Halal Holidays In the Sun

August 13, 2010

Author: Shaimaa Khalil

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/fast_track/8901976.stm

If you see a veiled Muslim woman sitting on a beach watching her husband and children splashing in the waves, don't assume it's her religion that keeps her from joining in the fun.

Muslim women can often be seen swimming while veiled - though they may not want to on beaches where most women are wearing bikinis.

The problem...

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2010 Aug 04

Pluralism Project Moderates Panel at “Women2Women International Conference”

(All day)

Location: 

100 Malcolm X Blvd, Boston, MA 02119
On August 4, 2010, Pluralism Project Assistant Director Kathryn Lohre moderated a panel of local women leaders in a discussion on women’s roles and leadership in faith-based and interfaith organizing at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. The event was part of Empower Peace’s “Women2Women International Conference,” a yearly conference for over 100 teenage women from the United States and the Arab and Muslim world who come together in order to build “much-needed bridges of understanding and trust between improbably allies, uniting them across shared interests and purpose.” The... Read more about Pluralism Project Moderates Panel at “Women2Women International Conference”

Islamic Feminists Storm Some Barricades

July 30, 2010

Author: Emily Esfahani Smith

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704682604575369472168848914.html

Muslim feminists call it the "penalty box." It's the area of a mosque where women, segregated from the men, pray. In Islam, prayer is required five times a day and Muslims often pray in congregation at mosques. During these prayers, women usually are partitioned off in a separate room...

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Islamic Feminists Storm Some Barricades

July 30, 2010

Author: Emily Esfahani Smith

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704682604575369472168848914.html

Muslim feminists call it the "penalty box." It's the area of a mosque where women, segregated from the men, pray. In Islam, prayer is required five times a day and Muslims often pray in congregation at mosques. During these prayers, women usually are partitioned off in a separate room...

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Ban Jewish Burka, Say Israeli Rabbis

July 29, 2010

Author: Nathan Jeffay

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

http://www.thejc.com/node/36322

Israeli rabbis are set to ban the burka for a small group of radical Jewish women who have taken to wearing it.

Two years ago, it emerged that around 100 women in the city of Beit Shemesh had begun to cover their faces with a veil and wear numerous layers of clothing to obscure their body shape. When many rabbis criticised the trend, the women took no notice because they...

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Ban Jewish Burka, Say Israeli Rabbis

July 29, 2010

Author: Nathan Jeffay

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

http://www.thejc.com/node/36322

Israeli rabbis are set to ban the burka for a small group of radical Jewish women who have taken to wearing it.

Two years ago, it emerged that around 100 women in the city of Beit Shemesh had begun to cover their faces with a veil and wear numerous layers of clothing to obscure their body shape. When many rabbis criticised the trend, the women took no notice because they...

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