Women

Sacramento Governor Honors Sikh Woman in National Guard

July 8, 2005

Source: Sikh Sangat / SikhPoint

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_152.shtml

On July 8, 2005 SikhPoint reported, "Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante recently honored Ms. Ranbir Kaur with a resolution in recognition of her outstanding dedication to her community and her country. 'I am pleased to commend Ranbir Kaur for her commitment to serving our great state and our nation and for actively pursuing her dream to help others as a nurse,' Bustamante said in a statement...

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TV Presenters Win Landmark Ruling Allowing Headscarves

July 6, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4657921.stm

On July 6, 2005 BBC News reported, "Three women TV presenters in Egypt have won a landmark ruling that allows them to wear Muslim headscarves on air. The presenters complained they had been discriminated against because the state broadcaster banned their wearing them. Officials argued the presenters had not worn headscarves when recruited and changing their appearance contravened the terms...

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New Magazine Caters to Muslim Girls

July 5, 2005

Source: Voice of America

http://author.voanews.com/english/2005-07-05-voa54.cfm

On July 5, 2005 the Voice of America reported, "In the United States there are magazines that cater to many different topics of interest and segments of the population. Now there is a magazine that targets Muslim Girls. It is called MG Magazine and not only is it FOR Muslim girls; it is written and published BY Muslim girls... Yasmine El-Safy is MG magazine's founder, publisher and...

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Country's First Woman-Led Islamic Prayers Held at United Muslim Association Mosque

July 2, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/170/story_17031_1.html

On July 2, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "An American convert to Islam made history when she became the first woman to lead Friday prayers in a Canadian mosque.

About 100 people attended the service at the United Muslim Association mosque here Friday (July 1) -- Canada Day -- as Pamela Taylor, co-chair of the New York-based...

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Hindu American Foundation Condemns Defamation of Hinduism in San Francisco Chronicle

June 30, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Campaigns/campaigns_protests_defamation_letter.html

On June 30, 2005 the Hindu American Foundation wrote a letter to the Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle reacting to the following statement made in a June 30th column by Jon Carroll: "In the conservative Hindu belief system that has been sweeping India for a decade, rape is...

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Wiccan Getting Silent Treatment After Great Falls Court Battle

June 30, 2005

Source: The Herald

http://www.heraldonline.com/local/story/4987993p-4556234c.html

On June 30, 2005 The Herald reported, "Many town residents were talking Wednesday about their support for the Town Council in its efforts to name Jesus Christ in meeting prayers. At church, around town, in restaurants and in gas stations, people were talking about the case that pitted resident Darla Wynne against the council, which had, before the suit, invoked Jesus' name in...

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Muslim and Christian Women Participate in Dialogue Group in South Bend

June 30, 2005

Source: South Bend Tribune

http://www.southbendtribune.com/stories/2005/06/30/faith.20050630-sbt-MICH-D1-Fruitful.sto

On June 30, 2005 the South Bend Tribune reported, "They call themselves the Muslim/Christian Women's Dialogue Group and take turns meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at either the Islamic Society of Michiana, 3310 Hepler St., or Little Flower Catholic Church, 54191 N. Ironwood Road. About 30 women from the...

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Opinion: Women in Islamic Countries Seem to be Rising Up

June 29, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0629/p09s01-cojh.htm

On June 29, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor ran an opinion piece by John Hughes, editor and chief operating officer of the Deseret Morning News, on women in Islamic countries. Hughes writes, "It may at present be only a whisper. But it could get louder and louder. It is the voice of Islamic women in the Middle East protesting their longtime political and economic second-...

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Controversial Film about Hindu Widows to Open Toronto Film Festival

June 29, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/4633397.stm

On June 29, 2005 BBC News reported, "The movie Water, which triggered violent protests while being filmed in India, will open the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Deepa Mehta, the movie follows the lives of Hindu widows. Filming in India was abandoned five years ago after hardline Hindu protesters burned its sets, claiming the movie distorted Indian culture. Filming was...

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Study Suggests Need for a More Active Role of Women in Religious Leadership

June 24, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/3240146

On June 24, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "While the 'moral values' debate has focused on abortion and gay marriage, many women involved with religious groups define moral issues to include economic justice and poverty, fairness and building strong communities, a private study says. Women should take a more active role in...

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Woman Fights for Right to Wear Hijab at Orlando Apartment Management Company

June 23, 2005

Source: Sun Sentinel

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/sfl-fscarf23jun23,0,3888757.story?coll=sfla-news-florida

On June 23, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A Muslim woman sued an apartment management company Wednesday, alleging that she was denied a job at an Orlando apartment complex because she refused to remove her head scarf for religious reasons....

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Association of Imams in Philadelphia Launches Initiative Against Domestic Violence

June 19, 2005

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/11914551.htm

On June 19, 2005 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported, "The clergy council known as the Majlis Ash'Shura of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley has adopted a tough policy of public shunning of Muslims who abuse their spouses or abandon their families.

Under the initiative, adopted last month, offenders will go on a list circulated among area Muslims. They will be banned from future...

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Update: In LA, a Muslim Town Hall Meeting Discusses Woman-Led Prayer

June 19, 2005

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2005/06/as_you_are_you.php

On June 19, 2005 Muslim Wake Up! reported, "Since the March 18th prayer led by Amina Wadud in New York and co-sponsored by muslimwakeup.com and the Muslim Women’s Freedom Tour, the Muslim community’s excitement, confusion, and even outrage led the Progressive Muslim Union of North America (PMU), which endorsed the prayer, to take two concrete actions...

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University Violates Muslim Student's Rights by Requiring Removal of Headscarf

June 17, 2005

Source: North Jersey Media Group

http://www.bergen.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzNTcmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY3MDkyNzMmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXky

On June 17, 2005 North Jersey Media Group reported, "Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck violated the civil rights of a Muslim nursing student by ordering her to remove a religious head covering during nursing rounds at St. Mary'...

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