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Islamic Feminism

How Indian Women Are Using Sharia Law To Fight For Gender Equality

Religion News Service | Heather McIlvaine | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion

MUMBAI, India (RNS) Khatoon Shaikh had no formal education, never worked outside the home and lived in the kind of neighborhood that many people migh...

Veiled Hostilities

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.21.2013 | Media
Richard J. Rosendall

We can respect religious diversity while disagreeing with particular practices. I criticize the French for prohibiting religious veiling, just as I criticize governments that require it.

Islam, Gender And Democracy In Turkey

Roger Friedland | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Roger Friedland

In Turkey secularism means state control of Islam and the exclusion of Islam from the public sphere, an enforced privatization of religion. Ataturk's secular republic had shut down all independent mosques.

Shirin Neshat: Artist of the Decade

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.10.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2010-12-31-neshat.jpgMore than any other artist I can call to mind, the impact of Neshat's work far transcends the realms of art in reflecting the most vital and far-reaching struggle to assert human rights.