Women

Moroccan Girl Sparks Debate in Spain over Muslim Headscarf

October 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA India

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1126000

A Moroccan girl was allowed to return to school in Spain last week after briefly being expelled for wearing the Muslim headscarf, but the incident has sparked a national debate over the traditional head cover in the mainly Roman Catholic country.

Two weeks ago a public school in the town of Gerona in the...

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Muslim Moms Join Forces, Open Law Firm

October 5, 2007

Author: Shenequa A. Golding

Source: Daily Southtown

http://dailysouthtown.com/news/589781,100507Amal.article

When asked what kind of attorney she is, Janaan Hashim has a sharp reply.

"A good one," Hashim said with a laugh.

She is one of six attorneys in a new, all-female, all-Muslim, all-working-mother law firm in Palos Heights. The women named their venture Amal Law Group.

"Amal," which is Arabic for "hope," is...

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Concourt Allows Hindu Pupil to Wear a Nose Stud

October 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SABC News

http://www.sabcnews.com/south_africa/crime1justice/0,2172,156990,00.html

The Constitutional Court has ruled as discriminatory, a decision by a Durban school to prevent a Hindu pupil from wearing a nose stud.

The case, which started in the Equality court in 2004, finally drew to a close today. The ruling has implications on the implementation of codes of conduct for schools...

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Native Women Mark Autumn in Nuclear Shadows

October 4, 2007

Author: Laura Paskus

Source: Women's News

http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3337/context/archive

POJOAQUE, N.M. (WOMENSENEWS)--Along the edges of the low, earthen wall that sets off the dancing grounds, vendors and activists assembled their tables.

Children ran back and forth through the grass and yellow-blooming chamisa while tribal elders, Anglo teens with dreadlocks and mothers of all ages and hues mingled....

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Interfaith Group for Women Formed

October 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Pakistan Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C10%5C04%5Cstory_4-10-2007_pg7_39

The Women Inter-Religious Dialogue and Ecumenism (WIDE), a women’s forum of the National Commission for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Ecumenism (NCIDE), was launched on Wednesday.

The forum organised an iftar-dinner on its opening day, which was attended by Christians...

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Women's Group Demands Ban on Religious Symbols at Work

September 28, 2007

Author: Katherine Wilton

Source: The Windsor Star/CanWest News Service

http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=0fe04769-23c3-49f7-bd0a-b1308528fa27

The Quebec government should ban civil servants from wearing visible religious symbols at work to promote the province's status as a secular society, the Quebec Council on the Status of Women says.

That means female Muslim teachers should not be...

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Episcopal Leaders Act to Avert a Schism

September 26, 2007

Author: Michael Paulson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/09/26/episcopal_leaders_act_to_avert_a_schism/?p1=email_to_a_friend

The Episcopal bishops of the United States, attempting to head off a schism over gay rights and biblical interpretation, yesterday promised to "exercise restraint" by not approving more gay bishops and not authorizing a formal...

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Western Nuns: The More Difficult Path

September 18, 2007

Author: Sopaporn Kurz

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Nation

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=6,4899,0,0,1,0

For Western women, leaving behind the worldly life for that of a Buddhist monastery is not an easy choice. Even once personal apprehension is overcome, your family's misgivings can be daunting. Unlike Thai men being ordained for brief periods, taking the vows in other countries can mean a promise never to leave.

"I...

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MTN Unveils Ramadhan Package for Muslims

September 18, 2007

Author: Nicholas Oneal

Source: allAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200709180080.html

The senior manager for consumer marketing, Philip Besiimire, said at a press conference at Old Kampala Mosque: "MTN are pleased to be associated with the Muslim community for the third year during the holy month of Ramadhan."

MTN will also sponsor youth and women's groups from across the country to attend workshops and seminars that will help them...

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Of Muslims, Movies, Mosques Mecca, the Koran, and Schools

September 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: New Europe

http://www.neurope.eu/articles/77727.php

The integration into Dutch society of growing numbers of Muslims has created a cauldron of debate pitting critics of fundamentalist Islam against legislators, educators and supporters of religious tolerance, calls to ban the Koran, a gay movie, and taboos in the Muslim community. Dutch legislators argued face-to-face over a call by the liberal-rightist Freedom Party (PVV) to ban the...

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First American Nun Installed as Resident Minister of U.S. Nichiren Temple

September 14, 2007

Author: Sandra Seki/Myokei Caine-Barrett

Source: Nichiren Shu News/The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,4873,0,0,1,0

Rev. Myokei Caine-Barrett, the first Amerian (Afro-Amerian) nun of the Nichiren-shu Order, was installed as the first resident minister of the Myokenji Temple of the Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Texas in a ceremony held in the Cullen Oaks Community Center on July 8. Bishop Shokai Kanai of the Nichiren...

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Canada PM Opposes Muslim Veil Decision

September 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Guardian Unlimited

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6909414,00.html

OTTAWA (AP) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday he disagrees with a decision to allow Muslim women to wear veils covering their faces when they vote.

Elections Canada - an independent body that oversees national elections - said last week that Muslim...

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A Mosque in America's Heartland

September 6, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0906/p13s01-lire.html

Perrysburg, Ohio - From Interstate 75, the sight is striking: A gleaming white mosque with twin minarets in the classical Islamic style rises out of the Ohio countryside.

A visit to the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo during Friday prayers offers another remarkable scene. Inside the mosque's domed prayer hall, as light streams...

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