2017/03/14
Berlin's Labor Court has ruled that the city violated a teacher's rights by denying her a job. The woman had been told that she could not wear her headscarf while working because of an ideological neutrality law. Berlin may not deny candidates for teaching positions at public schools because they wear a Muslim headscarf, a court ruled. The decision came after a woman was told she could not teach at an elementary...
2017/03/08
IntroductionInternational Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.Since those early...
2017/03/08
Since International Women's Day (March 8) is being celebrated this week, we decided to take a closer look at the "Muslim women are oppressed" narrative we hear so often. But first some truths. Islamic law can be interpreted in a way that allows for child marriage, allots daughters half the inheritance of sons, considers a woman's testimony in financial matters worth half that of a man's...
2017/02/25
The powerful Grand Mosque of Paris will pull out of a new, state-sponsored Muslim foundation, criticizing “interference” in how Islam is exercised, at a time of simmering tensions surrounding France’s second-largest faith, its spokesman said. The mosque, which represents some 250 Muslim associations, called in a statement for other Muslim groups to follow suit and “reject all attempts of stewardship” by the state....
2017/02/25
Date: April 22-23, 2017Venue: Yorkshire & LondonThis unique conference gathers together some of the most prominent Muslim community leaders in the West to bring solutions to the following problems, and restore the confidence and hope that is so essential to develop for our coming generations. - If there wasn’t enough to be depressed about concerning the treatment of Muslims in the traditional...
2017/02/25
A Cincinnati area mosque announced it would join the burgeoning church sanctuary movement in the U.S., possibly becoming the first Islamic house of worship to do so. The announcement came on the eve of the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, who took a hard-line stance on immigration and proposed a national Muslim registry during his campaign. “It took us no time to decide that this was the ethical...
2017/02/20
Understanding Australian and Global PerspectivesStudies of Religion in Focus Conference 2017Date: Mar 10, 2017 Venue: Mercure Hotel, 818-820 George Street, Sydney, AustraliaThe Studies of Religion in Focus Conference is an interfaith initiative to resource teachers in their teaching of Studies of Religion in both the Preliminary and HSC Course. The Conference aims to broaden teachers'...
2017/02/18
Is it appropriate to read from the Koran during worship in a Christian church? This month, people close to America’s new head of state, and spiritual advisers to Britain’s long-standing one, have been forced to consider that question. It started on January 6th at an Episcopal cathedral in Glasgow when a Muslim student was invited to read from her faith’s sacred text, and duly chanted verses from the Sura...
2017/02/12
Call for PapersDate: 29 June –1 July 2017Venue: Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre, Manchester, UKAbstract Submission Deadline: March 3, 2017Organized by: Newman University, UK, University of Kent, UK, York University, Canada, and Kent State University, USAThe conference is being held as part of the project ‘Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum’ based at Newman University, UK,...
2017/02/12
UK media organizations have made string of corrections and retractions as result of one man’s campaign for fair coverage. British media organizations have been forced to make a string of corrections and retractions over recent months relating to coverage of Muslims following routine monitoring. Miqdaad Versi, an assistant general secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain, has undertaken a personal project to track...

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