Women

Outcry over Proposal to Ban Women from Mecca

September 7, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/07/AR2006090700830.html

On September 7, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Officials are considering an unprecedented proposal to ban women from performing the five Muslim prayers in the immediate vicinity of Islam's most sacred shrine in Mecca. Some say women are already being kept away. The issue...

Read more about Outcry over Proposal to Ban Women from Mecca

Documentary on Sikh Widows of 1984 Massacre Created as a Catalyst for Change

September 6, 2006

Source: The Gazette

http://www.gazette.net/stories/090606/entevis145634_31944.shtml

On September 6, 2006 The Gazette reported, "Anger inspired Harpreet Kaur to make a movie. And if this Gaithersburg High School alumna has her way, 'The Widow Colony' will help shake up the Sikh community and the Indian government — and lead them to help change the lives of about 1,200 women and their children now living in a New Delhi slum. The award-winning documentary will...

Read more about Documentary on Sikh Widows of 1984 Massacre Created as a Catalyst for Change

An Interview with New ISNA President, Ingrid Mattson

September 5, 2006

Source: Belief Net

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/198/story_19898_1.html

Recently Belief Net reported, "When the Islamic Society of Northern American (ISNA) elected Ingrid Mattson, the director of the Islamic chaplaincy program at the Hartford Seminary and vice president of ISNA, as its president last week, Muslims and non-Muslims took note. Mattson is the first female to head the organization, which is the largest, most inclusive Muslim group in North America, with a...

Read more about An Interview with New ISNA President, Ingrid Mattson

New Policy at the Pool: Swimwear Policies Amended to Accommodate Muslim Women

September 4, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060904/NEWS05/609040349

On September 4, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Jumanah Saadeh is your typical American teen: She digs rock, loves the TV show 'Lost' and shoots hoops with her friends. But as an observant Muslim, the 14-year-old Ann Arbor girl believes Islam requires her to cover her hair and body while in public -- even while swimming. So when her seventh...

Read more about New Policy at the Pool: Swimwear Policies Amended to Accommodate Muslim Women

At the World Buddhist Women's Convention, a Call for Women Leaders and Younger Members

September 3, 2006

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060903/LIFE/609030336/1076

On September 3, 2006 The Honolulu Advertiser reported, "Today, thousands of Buddhist women from all over the world are finishing up a three-day World Buddhist Women's Convention in Hawai'i. Amid sessions on peace topics, Buddhist theology and how to make a kukui-nut wristlet, the undercurrent of discussions can't...

Read more about At the World Buddhist Women's Convention, a Call for Women Leaders and Younger Members

Town Hall Meetings Planned by the Muslim American Society Inter-Religious Society for 9/11

September 1, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/pressroom_release.asp?id=3700

On September 1, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "As you consider coverage for the fifth anniversary of 9/11, we offer a different story; one without the falling towers, without the pictures of the damaged Pentagon. Join the Muslim American Society (MAS) for a town hall meeting and discussion. We offer a story of people fighting against the current,...

Read more about Town Hall Meetings Planned by the Muslim American Society Inter-Religious Society for 9/11

World Sikh Council Participates in World Assembly of Religions for Peace

September 1, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.wfn.org/2006/09/msg00011.html

On September 1, 2006 the World Sikh Council issued a press release stating, "Three representatives of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) traveled to Kyoto, Japan in the last week of August to participate in the VIIIth World Assembly of Religions for Peace on the theme 'Confronting Violence and Advancing Shared Security', August 26-29, 2006. WSC-AR representatives also attended the World Youth...

Read more about World Sikh Council Participates in World Assembly of Religions for Peace

Opinion: "Qatar Leads the Way" by President of Caspian Energy Consulting

August 29, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20060828-101134-3921r.htm

On August 29, 2006 The Washington Times ran an opinion piece by S. Rob Sobhani, president of Caspian Energy Consulting. "As the world focuses on the conflict between Israel and Iran's proxy, Hezbollah, a quiet revolution to remove oppression and despair that often leads to terrorism is taking place in neighboring Qatar under the leadership of a dynamic and charismatic woman....

Read more about Opinion: "Qatar Leads the Way" by President of Caspian Energy Consulting

Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Women to Gather in Honolulu

August 26, 2006

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2006/Aug/26/il/FP608260321.html

On August 26, 2006 The Honolulu Advertiser reported, "When thousands of women from the Jodo Shinshu sect converge in Honolulu next weekend for the 13th annual World Buddhist Women's Convention, the aim will be to spread the message of Buddhism through the culture of Hawai'i. There will be hula and Hawaiian song workshops; delegates can make a...

Read more about Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Women to Gather in Honolulu

White, Female Priest to Lead Primarily Japanese-American Visalia Buddhist Church

August 22, 2006

Source: Visalia Times-Delta

http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060822/NEWS01/608220302

On August 22, 2006 Visalia Times-Delta reported, "The Visalia Buddhist Church now has something no other temple has — a white woman priest as the head of the temple. Jo-Ren MacDonald, who transferred from the Fresno Betzerine Temple, accepted the position as head of the Visalia and Hanford temples and on Aug. 12 had her...

Read more about White, Female Priest to Lead Primarily Japanese-American Visalia Buddhist Church

A Breakthrough on the Upper West Side: Woman to Lead Orthodox Synagogue

August 22, 2006

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/198/story_19841_1.html

On August 22, 2006 Religion News Service reported, " A woman will lead an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Manhattan, in what is seen as a breakthrough in a religious movement that does not ordain women as rabbis. Dina Najman, 38, will be called the 'rosh kehillah' ('head of the community'), not the 'rabbi,' of Kehilat Orach Eliezer, a small congregation on Manhattan's Upper West Side....

Read more about A Breakthrough on the Upper West Side: Woman to Lead Orthodox Synagogue

Editorial: Jewish and Muslim Women Begin Dialogue, Hope Others Reach Out

August 10, 2006

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060801/EDIT01/608010370/1090/EDIT

On August 10, 2006 The Enquirer ran an editorial that commented, "Set against the darkening backdrop of Middle East tensions, Blue Ash resident Ellen Bloomfield's small gesture of goodwill casts a warming glow. After reading a news account of local Muslims' concerns over growing Middle East violence, Bloomfield, a Jew, called...

Read more about Editorial: Jewish and Muslim Women Begin Dialogue, Hope Others Reach Out

Imams Vow to End Female Genital Mutilation

August 7, 2006

Source: The Standard

http://www.eastandard.net/hm_news/news.php?articleid=1143956429

On August 7, 2006 The Standard reported, "Muslim clerics have vowed to end female genital mutilation (FGM) in Moyale District. Twenty-five imams said most communities still practiced FGM erroneously believing that it was a religious rite. Led by Sheikh Abdinasir Haji Hassan, the local Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims chairman, they said the practice was unlawful in the...

Read more about Imams Vow to End Female Genital Mutilation

Pages