[empower] women religious leaders

A leading Muslim scholar of France, the former Mufti of Marseilles, Soheib Bencheikh will be in Toronto on Sunday, 19 February 2006, where he will address a press conference on the issue of the Danish cartoons and the role of Muslims in Europe.
Pratiquantes et féministes, elles veulent combattre le patriarcat de l'intérieur.
Amina Wadud, Afro-Américaine convertie dans les années 70, est une des figures majeures du féminisme musulman.
For more than three decades now, I have given these three words a great deal of earnest consideration: Islam, Gender and Justice.
Salma Qureshi, a computer programmer and British Muslim, tells the BBC of her ambition to become one of the UK's first female imams.
Muslim women in a small town in southern India have come together to form a community of elders or jamat, traditionally dominated by men. This is the first step towards their ultimate goal, building a mosque exclusively for women.
Le Henan est la province la plus pauvre et la plus peuplée de Chine : 100 millions d'habitants, surtout des paysans, dont beaucoup restent les oubliés de l'explosion économique de la côte Pacifique.
An article which highlights the opinions of two North-African Muslim intellectuals residing in France. Leila Babès and Abdelwahhab Meddeb are regular commentators on the Morocco-based radio station Medi 1.
The recent controversy over the leading of Friday prayers by an African-American woman has brought the gender issue to the forefront of the Muslim world, writes Imtiyaz Yusef.
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