The veil has become a symbol in what one imam calls a campaign of intolerance from "the entrepreneurs of hate and violence" who want to "pit French against French."
(RNS) — Bill 21, like the previous secularism bills, disproportionately targets religious minorities' symbols and practices.
(The Conversation) — The recent interest in Muslim women’s style is challenging popular stereotypes about Islam.
(RNS) — San Francisco's de Young Museum has produced the first major museum exhibition to focus on Islamic fashion worldwide.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — After a lawsuit was filed, the station began permitting women to speak during limited hours, "and only on stereotypically female topics like recipes or education,” said an activist.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The woman was eventually released without charge, but the incident and the online debate it ignited point to the tension in Saudi Arabia between proponents of its conservative, state-enforced strictures and those pushing for greater rights.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The woman was detained by police in the capital, Riyadh, for wearing 'immodest clothes' that contradicted the country's conservative Islamic dress code.
(RNS) Fourteen hundred years ago, the Quran warned that the spreading of indecent acts such as pornography only results in pain and misery for society.
PARIS -- A top French court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has angered Muslims, feminists and civil liberties campaigners.
BERLIN -- Restrictions on face and full-body veils are back in the spotlight in parts of Europe after some French cities banned the burkini swimsuit, saying the garment, which leaves only the face, hands and feet exposed, defies laws on secularism.
(RNS) Some French towns have banned the burkini, but in Israel, beaches have long catered to those who want to cover up.
(RNS) Education Secretary Nicky Morgan described the decree as “completely unacceptable in modern Britain.” But pushback has also come from the larger Jewish community.
Getting real about the true struggle in a pastor's life: modesty. A guest post from Katelyn Beaty.
Another day, another blog post by a pastor telling women to be modest. Why I'd rather meet at the river.
(RNS) The prom was free to attend, but under one stipulation: Teens were required to sign a pact agreeing to dress and behave modestly, to dance "appropriately" and to abstain from using alcohol or drugs.
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