Women

Turban-Wearing Women Buck Trend

July 26, 2010

Author: Raveena Aulakh

Source: The Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/840030--turban-wearing-women-buck-trend

Sometimes she is in the subway when someone pops the question. Other times she is in a fast food lineup. Once she was watching a movie in a theatre when a man came up and whispered: “Why do you wear a turban?”

Mandeep Kaur Uppal quickly took him outside and explained that she...

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Turban-Wearing Women Buck Trend

July 26, 2010

Author: Raveena Aulakh

Source: The Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/840030--turban-wearing-women-buck-trend

Sometimes she is in the subway when someone pops the question. Other times she is in a fast food lineup. Once she was watching a movie in a theatre when a man came up and whispered: “Why do you wear a turban?”

Mandeep Kaur Uppal quickly took him outside and explained that she...

Read more about Turban-Wearing Women Buck Trend
2007 Dec 11

The Mosque in Morgantown Rough Cut Screening

(All day)

Location: 

harvard yard, 220 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On December 11, 2007, the Pluralism Project sponsored a rough cut screening of the film, The Mosque in Morgantown, for a select audience of students and scholars. This documentary chronicles the conflict that arises in small-town West Virginia when Asra Nomani, a Muslim feminist, challenges women’s roles at the local mosque. It captures the stories of Nomani and other mosque members as they struggle to shape the future of their community. The film is an entry for viewers into questions about Islam in America,... Read more about The Mosque in Morgantown Rough Cut Screening
2009 Jun 13

The Mosque in Morgantown Screening and Discussion

(All day)

Location: 

harvard yard, 220 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On June 13, 2009, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored a screening and discussion of The Mosque in Morgantown at Harvard University. Directed by Boston-based filmmaker Brittany Huckabee, this documentary explores journalist Asra Nomani’s controversial campaign against what she believes are warning signs of Islamic extremism in her local mosque in Morgantown, West Virginia: the exclusion of women, an intolerance towards non-believers, and a growing suspicion of the West. After the screening, Dr. Diana L. Eck moderated a discussion on... Read more about The Mosque in Morgantown Screening and Discussion

Two Muslim Women Marched Out Of Swimming Pool In French Holiday Village Because They Were Wearing Burkinis

July 22, 2010
2006 Apr 02

Christian Palestinian Peacemaker Jean Zaru Visits Cambridge

(All day)

Location: 

harvard yard, 220 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On April 2, 2006, Jean Zaru, the presiding clerk of the Ramallah Friends meeting in Ramallah, visited Cambridge to speak at Memorial Church. She also met with a group convened by the Pluralism Project for a luncheon discussion. She is a founding member of Sabeel, an ecumenical liberation theology center in Jerusalem, and the author of A Christian Palestinian Life: Faith and Struggle. In 2003, she participated in the Pluralism Project's conference on “Women, Religion, and Social Change II” as part... Read more about Christian Palestinian Peacemaker Jean Zaru Visits Cambridge

Two Muslim Women Marched Out Of Swimming Pool In French Holiday Village Because They Were Wearing Burkinis

July 22, 2010
2007 Sep 28

Women’s Interfaith Initiatives After 9/11

(All day)

Location: 

Fay House, 10 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On September 28-29, 2007, the Pluralism Project held a seminar on "Women's Interfaith Initiatives After 9/11" at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Women who established selected women's interfaith organizations formed after 9/11 were invited to join the conversation, along with faculty colleagues, and women from other religious and interfaith organizations, for two days of presentations and discussion. In addition, the group explored the models and methodologies at play, and considered the relationship of these new organizations to the women's... Read more about Women’s Interfaith Initiatives After 9/11
2008 Mar 02

Religious Pluralism in a Time of Extremism: The Campus Responds

(All day)

Location: 

Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155, USA
On March 2, 2008, the Pluralism Project participated in a day-long conference at Tufts University entitled, “Religious Pluralism in a Time of Extremism: The Campus Responds.” Keynote speakers included Diana L. Eck, Mohammed Abu-Nimer, and Marc Gopin; Victor Kazanjian moderated their discussion on the topic of “The Imperative for Sustaining Dialogue in Difficult Times.” Workshops were led by students, faculty, community leaders and activists from organizations in Greater Boston and around the country, and focused on interfaith dialogue... Read more about Religious Pluralism in a Time of Extremism: The Campus Responds
2006 Mar 02

Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors "Emerging Forms of Muslim Women’s Leadership" Event

(All day)

Location: 

Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On March 2, 2006, the Pluralism Project co-sponsored an event with the Kennedy School of Government's Women in Public Policy Program and the Islam in the West Project entitled, “Emerging Forms of Muslim Women’s Leadership.” The featured speakers included Sarah Eltantawi, media commentator on American Muslim affairs and Middle East policy and doctoral student in religious studies at Harvard University and Raheel Raza, author of Their Jihad...Not My Jihad!: A Muslim Canadian Woman Speaks Out. Ms. Raza was also the first Muslim woman to lead... Read more about Pluralism Project Co-Sponsors "Emerging Forms of Muslim Women’s Leadership" Event
2006 May 02

Living Islam Out Loud: A Conversation with Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur and Sarah Eltantawi

(All day)

On May 2, 2006, Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur and Sarah Eltantawi joined the Pluralism Project for a luncheon discussion. Abdul-Ghafur is the editor of LIVING ISLAM OUT LOUD: American Muslim Women Speak, a book which features 15 American Muslim women dealing with the complexities of forging their own identities while playing powerful roles in public life. Sarah Eltantawi contributed to the book and is a cofounder of the Progressive Muslim Union of North America and from 2001-2004 served as Communications Director for the ... Read more about Living Islam Out Loud: A Conversation with Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur and Sarah Eltantawi

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