Women

Sikh Woman Plans Diwali Celebration

October 7, 2006

Author: LARRY MITCHELL

Source: Chico Enterprise-Record

http://www.chicoer.com/newshome/ci_4456866

Harminder Bhogal, who was born in the Indian state of Punjab, enjoys almost everything about Chico.

"It's just our town -- a nice place to raise kids, much better than being in a busy city life," she said.

But one thing is missing.

"There's nothing happening in terms of (Indian) religion and culture," she said.

Bhogal is...

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A Turning Point for Victims: Group Helps Abused Muslim Women

October 6, 2006

Author: Clem Richardson

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/458835p-386074c.html

Robina Niaz, founder of the Turning Point for Women and Families, a Jamaica, Queens group dedicated to empowering Muslim women and children, says a single statistic shows one thing women of all faiths have in common.

Every nine seconds, a woman is the victim of domestic violence in this country.

"When...

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Native Activists Urge Congress to Act on Behalf of Women

October 1, 2006

Source: Journal Star/Lee Enterprises

http://journalstar.com/news/local/article_85d4e23c-26bd-5fbc-bd6f-00e3398c6b15.html

On October 1, 2006 Lee Enterprises reported, " The report, when it was released in 1999, could have been a call to action: Native women are raped, abused, stalked and murdered more than any other group in the country. It wasn’t. 'When those statistics came out, there was no cry. There was no outrage,' said...

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Daughters of Abraham in Cambridge is More than a Book Club

September 29, 2006

Source: Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week1005/feature.html

On September 29, 2006 Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly reported, " BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: While religious conflict is dominating the headlines, there are some who are trying to find understanding and respect across religious lines. A group of women in Cambridge, Massachusetts is doing just that. They have founded a book club to learn from each other's...

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Hispanic Muslim Demographic is on the Rise

September 28, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0928/p03s02-ussc.html

On September 28, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "With her hijab and dark complexion, Catherine Garcia doesn't look like an Orlando native or a Disney tourist. When people ask where she's from, often they are surprised that it's not the Middle East but Colombia. That's because Ms. Garcia, a bookstore clerk who immigrated to the US seven years ago, is Hispanic...

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Women Descendants to be Added to Confucius Family Tree

September 28, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5388064.stm?ls

On September 28, 2006 BBC News reported, "For the first time in more than 2,500 years the family tree of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Confucius, is to include women descendants. Kong Dehong, a descendant overseeing the updating of the family tree, said: 'We have to move with the times. Men and women are equal now.' Traditional Confucian thinking gave women little status and required them to...

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Interfaith Group of Moms Form Faith Club, Publish Book

September 27, 2006

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2006-09-26-faith-club_x.htm

On September 27, 2006 USA Today reported, "When the news abounds with incendiary stereotypes, contradictory theologies and confusing cultural identities, can any ordinary person sort it all out? Yes, if they're bold, persistent and open-minded, say the three women of the Faith Club: Ranya Idliby, a Muslim; Suzanne Oliver, a Christian; and Priscilla Warner, a Jew. This New...

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Award Winning Film About Sikh Widows to Screen at Smithsonian Exhibit

September 26, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/0677364BEA11EA57872571F4007E9897

On September 26, 2006 the SikhNet News reported, "The Widow Colony an award winning documentary that takes an in-depth look into the lives of the widows whose husbands were killed in the anti-Sikh massacre of November, 1984 will be the first Sikh issue based feature film to be screened at the Smithsonian Museum’s Freer...

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Merrimack College Panel Looks at Historical Women from Three Faiths

September 23, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/09/23/panel_focuses_on_women_of_three_faiths/

On September 23, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "From the war in Lebanon to Pope Benedict XVI enraging Muslims by quoting a medieval criticism of Islam, conflict between religions seems to be a daily occurrence. Only the calendar, it seems, offers a note of harmony, with two holy...

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Muslim Version of Speed Dating a Mix of Tradition and Trend

September 19, 2006

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/19/us/19dating.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

On September 19, 2006 The New York Times reported, "So here’s the thing about speed dating for Muslims. Many American Muslims — or at least those bent on maintaining certain conservative traditions — equate anything labeled 'dating' with hellfire, no matter how short a time is involved. Hence the wildly popular speed dating...

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Educators Struggle to Uphold Dress Codes in Light of Religious Accommodations

September 19, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nb/fortbend/news/4191316.html

On September 19, 2006 the Houston Chronicle reported, "When Principal James May took over I.H. Kempner High School, a pecan-tree-lined campus named after the Imperial Sugar founder, the 35-year public school veteran found himself facing a new sort of quandary. Although the Sugar Land school has a dress code barring goatees and short skirts alike, a number of...

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Muslims from Israel Bring Fresh Insights to Boston

September 18, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/09/18/muslims_from_israel_bring_fresh_views_to_hub/?page=1

On September 18, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Al Qasemi College , which was founded in 1989 as the first institute of Islamic higher education in Israel, is trying to export revolutionary openness and liberalism to the wider Islamic world, leaders of the faculty told educators, Jewish...

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Women's Interfaith Circle of Palm Beach County to Hold First Retreat

September 8, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pwomen08sep08,0,5430645.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On September 8, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Enough fighting already! A group of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist and Quaker women don't want to argue about religion. They want to talk. The women don't have solutions to the world's religious conflicts. But they...

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