Women

2005 Apr 25

Acting on Faith Premiere

(All day)

Location: 

2 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On Tuesday, April 26, 2005, the Pluralism Project sponsored a premiere of Acting on Faith: Women and New Religious Activism in America, a documentary produced by Pluralism Project Affiliate Rachel Antell and narrated by Dr. Diana L. Eck. The film offers a glimpse into the lives and work of three American women: Laila Al-Marayati, a Muslim; Shamita Das Dasgupta, a Hindu; and Mushim Ikeda-Nash, a Buddhist. Through their stories, the film provides insight into the powerful streams of thought and action created by women... Read more about Acting on Faith Premiere

Female Imams Blaze Trail Amid China's Muslims

July 21, 2010

Author: Louisa Lim

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128628514

It is 5:50 in the morning, and dark shadows scurry through narrow alleys to the mosque, as the call to prayer echoes from a minaret in Kaifeng. This city in central China's Henan province has an Islamic enclave, where Muslims have lived for more than 1,000 years.

In an alleyway called Wangjia hutong, women go to their own mosque, where...

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Female Imams Blaze Trail Amid China's Muslims

July 21, 2010

Author: Louisa Lim

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128628514

It is 5:50 in the morning, and dark shadows scurry through narrow alleys to the mosque, as the call to prayer echoes from a minaret in Kaifeng. This city in central China's Henan province has an Islamic enclave, where Muslims have lived for more than 1,000 years.

In an alleyway called Wangjia hutong, women go to their own mosque, where...

Read more about Female Imams Blaze Trail Amid China's Muslims

Spain Parliament Rejects Burqa Ban- For Now

July 20, 2010

Author: Ciaran Giles and Jorge Sainz

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/07/spain-parliament-rejects-burqa.php

Spain's Parliament on Tuesday rejected a proposal to ban women from wearing in public places Islamic veils that reveal only the eyes.

However, the Socialist government has said it favors including a ban on people wearing burqas in government...

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Spain Parliament Rejects Burqa Ban- For Now

July 20, 2010

Author: Ciaran Giles and Jorge Sainz

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/07/spain-parliament-rejects-burqa.php

Spain's Parliament on Tuesday rejected a proposal to ban women from wearing in public places Islamic veils that reveal only the eyes.

However, the Socialist government has said it favors including a ban on people wearing burqas in government...

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Hindu Statesman Zed Lauds Church Of England for Allowing Female Bishops

July 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

Wire Service: ANI

http://sify.com/news/hindu-statesman-zed-lauds-church-of-england-for-allowing-female-bishops-news-international-khosOcdjgij.html

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has extolled Church of England for its decision to allow women bishops, calling it a 'step in the right direction'.

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Hindu Statesman Zed Lauds Church Of England for Allowing Female Bishops

July 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

Wire Service: ANI

http://sify.com/news/hindu-statesman-zed-lauds-church-of-england-for-allowing-female-bishops-news-international-khosOcdjgij.html

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has extolled Church of England for its decision to allow women bishops, calling it a 'step in the right direction'.

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Burqa Ban Passes French Lower House Overwhelmingly

July 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/07/13/france.burqa.ban/index.html?hpt=T2

France's lower house of parliament Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a ban on any veils that cover the face -- including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women.

The vote was 335 to 1.

The measure must still go to the French Senate before it becomes law. The Senate is expected to vote...

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Muslim Women, Fed Up, Tell Men to 'Lower Their Gaze'

July 12, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: The Pew Forum/Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/Religion-News/Muslim-women-fed-up-tell-men-to-lower-their-gaze.aspx

It was a moment Laila Al-Marayati wishes she had back. 

Standing outside the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles following Friday prayers, a male worshipper approached and chastised her for not wearing a headscarf. 
...

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Muslim Woman Sues Somerset Medical Center for Religious Discrimination

July 11, 2010

Author: Jennifer Golson

Source: The New Jersey Star-Ledger

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/07/muslim_woman_sues_somerset_hos.html

Rona Mohammedi went to Somerset Medical Center the night of Feb. 11 with severe chest pains. After hearing she would need an electrocardiogram, she asked for a female to conduct the test.

A Muslim, Mohammedi wears traditional garb, including the hijab, or head scarf. The Basking...

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Meet French Guerrilla Artist “Princess Hijab”

July 8, 2010

Author: Alfredo Garcia

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnsblog/meet_french_guerrilla_artist_princess_hijab/

Guerrilla artists are known for their ability to shock and awe with their artwork, combining irony with social criticism in their pieces. Nothing is too sacred to be tackled by the mighty swoosh of their brush or wave of the spray can. Not even religion. 

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