Women

2004 Sep 13

Religion and Politics 2004: Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices

(All day)

Location: 

529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045
The Pluralism Project at Harvard University convened “Religion and Politics 2004: Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices" on September 13, 2004  at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The aim of this forum was to discuss issues of concern for women in the upcoming elections, with a special emphasis on the voices of diverse religious women,  largely absent from the public conversation. The event was held in the Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club and hosted by Pluralism Project at Harvard University
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Heeding the Call: Here Come the Muslim 'Imamahs'

May 29, 2010

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article7139818.ece

Women imams could be leading prayers in British mosques within 15 years, according to a leading Muslim.

However, resistance from traditionalists means that although women may lead other women, it could be decades before they lead mixed congregations.

The number of female Islamic scholars, or alimahs, is...

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Heeding the Call: Here Come the Muslim 'Imamahs'

May 29, 2010

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article7139818.ece

Women imams could be leading prayers in British mosques within 15 years, according to a leading Muslim.

However, resistance from traditionalists means that although women may lead other women, it could be decades before they lead mixed congregations.

The number of female Islamic scholars, or alimahs, is...

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Spanish City Bans Women From Wearing Face-Covering Islamic Veils In Municipal Buildings

May 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Los Angeles Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-eu-spain-islamic-veils,0,316696.story

The Spanish city of Lleida has barred women from wearing face-covering Islamic veils inside its municipal buildings.

The move makes the northern city of Lleida — population of 135,000 — the first in Spain...

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Muslim Beauty Queen Looks to Challenge Stereotypes

May 27, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/7025671.html

Rima Fakih's path from Lebanon to Las Vegas, where she was crowned Miss USA on May 16, is not unlike other immigrant success stories, but she stands out because of one notable first: She is very likely the first Miss USA who is Muslim.

At a time when many Americans view Muslims with...

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"The Faith Club" Authors Promote Tolerance

May 23, 2010

Author: Samieh Shalash

Source: Daily Press

http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-nws-tolerance-20100523,0,304445.story

Ann Lynn Lipton, a Jew, was surprised when in a diversity training session, a classmate asked to stereotype her guessed she was a Catholic from New York.

When she asked what made him think she's Catholic, he told her "I was afraid that if I guessed you were a Jew that you'd be insulted."

A gasp...

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Mosque Pray-Ins Against Segregation Of Sexes Are Springing Up

May 22, 2010

Author: William Wan and Michael Laris

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/21/AR2010052104253.html

Last Saturday, five women took off their shoes and walked across the padded carpet at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque, one of the Washington region's largest Islamic centers.

For weeks, they had planned for this moment, to stand behind the men in the main prayer hall...

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Interfaith Group Visits Mosque In Chino

May 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_N_ncenter22.13b66512.html

About 130 members of the Women's Interfaith Committee of Southern California, came to the Baitul Hameed Mosque in Chino for a tour and meeting with Imam Shamshad on Thursday

Organizers said Imam Shamshad took the guests inside the San Bernardino County-based mosque prayer hall and gave them an...

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Spanish Town to Debate Islamic Veil Ban

May 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/morocco/?id=39064

A Spanish town is to debate calls for a ban on wearing the full-face Islamic veil in public amid growing cross-party opposition to the burqa in the country, a local party said Tuesday.

 

The council debate in Lerida, a town of some 140,000 inhabitants in north east Catalonia, will take place on May 28.

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Women Protest As French Cabinet Gets Veil Ban Bill

May 19, 2010

Author: Elaine Ganley

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jBLvcjYl38M5uHzhqlF2IV8WWOywD9FPRKJ00

One runs her own company, another is a housewife and a third, a divorcee, raises her children by herself. Like nearly 2,000 other Muslim women who freely wear face-covering veils anywhere in France, their lives will soon change and they...

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Anti-Islamic Sentiments Surface In Wake Of Restrictions On Veils

May 15, 2010

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/14/AR2010051405282.html

Since she started wearing a full Islamic veil six weeks ago, Selma said, she has been stared at, frowned at, muttered to, mocked as a "ghost" and forced by a policeman to lift her veil to show her face.

"In Belgium, it is forbidden to carry your religious convictions to their...

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