KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) Women in Malaysia, long seen as a moderate Islamic nation, have been denied entry to government buildings on the grounds their skirts were too revealing, fanning fears of growing conservatism in a country with large non-Muslim minorities.
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(RNS) Police charged 12 women under Sudan’s 1991 Criminal Act, but two were released. The rest are to appear in court in the coming days. If convicted, each will face 40 lashes.
(RNS) Searching for a recitation from a female “qariah” or reciter, Jerusha Lamptey, assistant professor of Islam and ministry at Union Theological Seminary, found none.
(RNS) Media personalities, especially neoconservatives, have rushed to Hirsi Ali’s defense to legitimize their own anti-Islam bias and imperialist ambitions.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) A female cartoon superhero who dons a burka to tackle crimes against girls and other social ills is bringing her message of women’s empowerment to India.
(RNS) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — not the world’s most religious Jew — offers her commentary on the Passover story.
ROME (RNS) The Pontifical Council for Culture had chosen a photograph of the 1936 “Venus Restored” sculpture for its Feb. 4-7 conference on women and equality. But the choice of a sculpture bound in ropes to discuss women’s emancipation was deemed inappropriate in some quarters.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The fact that women in the Haredi sect are running at all is historic and radical for a community where politics — and decision-making — are traditionally left to the menfolk.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pontiff reiterated his belief that women deserve a greater role and more responsibility in the church — at a time when some are criticizing the “feminization” of Catholicism.