Women

Baha’i Delegation Participates in UN Commission on the Status of Women

March 20, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/431

On March 20, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Mary Caetana Aune has long been a champion of human rights. She has worked in her native Brazil with UNICEF and the Geledes Instituto da Mulher Negra, a minority women's advocacy group, to launch a 'unity in diversity' website for educators there, and she also serves as an external affairs officer for the Baha'i community of Brazil. But after spending a week here at...

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Woman Starts Muslim Publishing House in Tempe

March 20, 2006

Source: Press Release Newswire

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/3/prweb360583.htm

On March 20, 2006 Press Release Newswire reported, "A retired police sergeant and author of several novels, [Linda "Widad"] Delgado became a Muslim several years ago... Taking note of the enormous barriers in the traditional American book publishing world, and the stigmas attached to the subsidy alternatives, Delgado set up her company [Muslim Writers Publishing] as a traditional...

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Judge’s Ruling Allows Religious Head Coverings in Courtroom After Hijab Dispute

March 18, 2006

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/5597251p-5031271c.html

On March 18, 2006 The News Tribune reported, "Tacoma Municipal Court judges have clarified rules on appropriate attire in their courtrooms two months after one of them kicked a Muslim woman out of court because she declined to remove her traditional head scarf. A ruling by Presiding Judge Jack Emery means hijabs, yarmlukes and other religious head coverings...

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Muslim Women's Organization Releases Media Guide to Covering Islam

March 17, 2006

Source: The Age/AAP

http://www.theage.com.au/news/National/Media-guide-for-covering-Muslim-issues/2006/03/17/1142098653764.html

On March 17, 2006 the Australian Associated Press reported, "A new media guide will attempt to balance the way Australian journalists cover issues relating to Muslims, an Islamic group says. The Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria said the booklet, Media Guide: Islam and Muslims...

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Dialogue Series in Long Island Helps Muslims, Jews Find Common Ground

March 7, 2006

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-liislm074653231mar07,0,366844.story

On March 7, 2006 Newsday reported, "Their discussions ranged from polygamy to women's lib, but, through it all, Muslims and Jews found they had much in common. The dialogue on 'Women and Islam' at Temple B'nai Sholom in Rockville Centre was the first in a recent Sunday night series that runs through April 2 and is designed by Rabbi Barry...

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Opinion: Religion Improves and Empowers Muslim Women

March 6, 2006

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/14027233.htm

On March 6, 2006 The Miami Herald ran an opinion piece by one of its staff writers, Donna Gehrke-White regarding the empowering role religion plays in Muslim women's lives. "In Los Angeles, one doctor delivers beginnings: Babies. On the other coast, a South Florida physician tends to those in their last years, even making house calls to the infirm. Dr. Laila Al-Marayati...

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Samiyah Diaz Offers a New Face for the Republican Party

March 6, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/03/06/gop_picks_a_fight/

On March 6, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "She is the daughter of immigrants. She is black and Hispanic. She is a single mother, and a Muslim. And, to the delight of the state party, Samiyah Diaz is also a Republican. The law student, who is collecting signatures to oppose state Senator Dianne Wilkerson, the Roxbury...

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Muslim Woman Sues Des Moines Convenience Store Over Religious Discrimination

March 6, 2006

Source: Des Moines Register

Wire Service: AP

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060306/NEWS01/60306011/1001

On March 6, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A Muslim woman who claims she was denied employment after she refused to remove a head scarf worn for religious reasons is accusing a Des Moines convenience store chain of violating her religious rights. In the lawsuit, Aaliyah...

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Muslim Women Call for Interfaith Dialogue in Myrtle Beach

March 5, 2006

Source: The Sun News

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/14022546.htm

On March 5, 2006 The Sun News reported, "Muslim women on the Grand Strand want to connect with women of all faiths to build acceptance and shed stereotypes. The women held the first Islamic Sisters Halaqa, or Circle, on Saturday - an invitation for all to join together to talk and pray - and discussed the fear that some have toward them because of their religion and...

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European Muslim Women Meet in Brussels

March 4, 2006

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-03/04/article06.shtml

On March 4, 2006 IslamOnline.net reported, "Holding a maiden meeting in the Belgian capital Brussels on Saturday, March 4, more than 90 European Muslim woman activists are seeking to wash away Western misconceptions about the role of women in Islam and the prestigious status they enjoy under the Muslim faith. 'The forum is an ample opportunity to project the true...

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Opinion: "Leading the Mufti: Progress in the Islamic Tradition"

March 2, 2006

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2006/03/leading_the_muf.php

On March 2, 2006 Muslim Wake Up! ran an article by Pamela Taylor, co-chair of the Progressive Muslim Union of North America and acting director of the Islamic Writers Alliance, in which she comments on the growing support for women imams in some Muslim circles. Taylor writes, "It’s not often that one is asked to lead a grand mufti in prayer. Especially...

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