Women

Council On American-Islamic Relations Writes to EEOC About Massachusetts School

January 6, 2010

Author: Jeff Greer

Source: U.S. News & World Report

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/paper-trail/2010/01/06/council-on-american-islamic-relations-writes-to-eeoc-about-massachusetts-school.html

The Council on American-Islamic Relations wants to file a third-party complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after a Massachusetts college banned all...

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New Monastery On the Path to Change

December 29, 2009

Author: Jennifer Green

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Ottawa Citizen

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,8818,0,0,1,0

The silence of the snowy fields, the stillness in the Sati Saraniya Hermitage: could such a peaceful place send a tremble through the world of Theravada Buddhism?

Ayya Medhanandi is a Theravada Buddhist nun who has opened Canada's first monastic residence exclusively for women, just west of Perth.

As...

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Buddhist Women Discuss Role In Tackling Global Problems

December 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/VNS

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=55,8820,0,0,1,0

The role of Buddhist women in tackling emerging global issues is being discussed during a one-week international conference that opened yesterday in HCM City.

The 11th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women has gathered more than 4,000 Buddhist women from 47 countries and territories in the world. The event...

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French Mosque’s Symbolism Varies With Beholder

December 27, 2009

Author: Steven Erlanger

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/28/world/europe/28marseille.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

The minaret of the new Grand Mosque of Marseille, whose cornerstone will be laid here in April, will be silent — no muezzin, live or recorded, will disturb the neighborhood with the call to prayer. Instead, the minaret will flash a beam of light for a couple of minutes...

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Women Executives Elected to Halifax Gurdwara

December 24, 2009

Author: Jagpal Singh Tiwana

Source: SIkhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/women-executives-elected-halifax-gurdwara

At its annual General Body meeting held on December 20, 2009 Maritime Sikh Society, Halifax, Canada elected all women office bearers to run the Gurdwara for the year 2010.

This is not the first time that a woman has been elected President of this Gurdwara. In 1993, when Mrs. Gurdip Kaur Toor was elected...

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French Ruling Party Plans Bill On Broad Burqa Ban

December 22, 2009

Author: Emile Picy, Tamora Vidaillet, and David Stamp

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BL3NV20091222

France's ruling UMP party plans to present a bill to parliament in January on banning full Islamic veils in all public places and not just in certain buildings, a senior party official said on Tuesday.

The bill would be accompanied by a resolution related to respect for women, Jean-Francois Cope, the parliamentary party...

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Group Helps Women Find Empowerment Through Nature, Goddesses

December 22, 2009

Author: Jonathan Morales

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_14051400?source=most_emailed

The holiday triumvirate of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa dominate December, leaving the winter solstice — which occurred Monday — as just another day to cross off the calendar.

But for a group of East Bay women, the official start of winter and the longest night of the year was a time for prayer, song...

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Tensions Grow for Muslims As French Debate National Identity

December 19, 2009

Author: Edward Cody

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/18/AR2009121804138.html

When Muslim worshipers showed up at the Bilal Mosque early Sunday morning, they found two pig's ears and a poster of the French flag stapled to the door; a pig's snout dangled from the doorknob. "White power" and "Sieg heil" were spray-painted on one side, they recalled, and "France...

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Minister Says Burqa-Style Veils Impede Citizenship

December 16, 2009

Author: Elaine Ganley

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ggXAWnaIOk6lYbwkZzxJceFqaIHgD9CKKK701

France's immigration minister said Wednesday that he wants the wearing of Muslim veils that cover the face and body to be grounds for denying citizenship and long-term residence.

Eric Besson said he planned to take "concrete...

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New Protest Statement Builds In Iran -- Men In Head Scarves

December 14, 2009

Author: Eve Bower

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/12/14/iran.headscarf.protest/index.html

A new anti-government movement has sprung up among protesters in Iran -- and now among their supporters in other countries -- with men posting pictures of themselves on the Internet wearing women's head scarves as a political statement.

The movement began in recent days as an online backlash after the arrest of...

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Muslim Women's Shelter Provides Refuge, Support

December 1, 2009

Author: Jamie Tarabay

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120752667

As families come together over the holidays, the victims of domestic abuse are often sequestered in shelters — a situation that's especially difficult for Muslim women, because few facilities meet their cultural and religious needs.

At one home for Muslim women in Baltimore, women from different backgrounds recently gathered in...

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2003 Apr 30

Women, Religion, and Social Change II

Wed Apr 30 (All day) to Sun May 4 (All day)

Location: 

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

"Women, Religion and Social Change II" is an international, interreligious conference was held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA from April 30 - May 4, 2003. This meeting reunited a group of women who came together in 1983 for a groundbreaking interreligious conference on "Women, Religion and Social Change." This group, and their concerns, included the global and the local: participants came from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe. The meeting drew together a diverse group of scholars and grass-roots activists for a week of...

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Police: Woman Charged for Tinley Park Hate Crime

November 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1890813,kenney-tinley-park-hate-crime-111809.article

A southwest suburban woman has been charged with a hate crime for an alleged attack on a Muslim woman at a grocery earlier this month.

Amal Abusumayah was paying for groceries at the Jewel store at 17117 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park on Nov. 7 when she felt a sharp tug on...

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Boldly Modest Declaration Of Faith

November 15, 2009

Author: Tara Bahrampour

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/13/AR2009111301573.html

Smar Abuagla steps out her front door at 7:20 a.m., her shoulders slightly hunched, her eyes watchful.

Last year when she made this walk to the bus stop on the first day of school, she was wearing black skinny jeans and a short-sleeved T-shirt; her hair was in braids. But...

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Police Chief Apologizes to Windsor's Islamic Community

November 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/windsor/story/2009/11/12/windsor-police-apology-091112.html

Windsor, Ont.'s chief of police has publicly apologized to the city's Islamic community after officers who arrested two Muslim men suspected of involvement in a radical Islamist group offended and embarrassed the men's families in the process.

"We're looking at what we can do differently...

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