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Muslim Women in America: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today

Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Jane I. Smith, and Kathleen M. Moore

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195177831
eISBN:
9780199850716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177831.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The treatment and role of women is one of the most discussed and controversial aspects of Islam. In this volume, three scholars of Islam survey the situation of women in Islam, focusing on how Muslim ... More


Pray for Elián: Religion and Politics in Miami

Miguel A. De La Torre

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the story of Elián Gonzalez. Cuban Catholic priests and laity supported the efforts of Elián's uncle to gain custody of Elián. Cubans flocked to Elián's uncle's home and drew ... More


The Consequences of Divorce

Julie Macfarlane

in Islamic Divorce in North America: A Shari’a Path in a Secular Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753918
eISBN:
9780199949588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753918.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the social, spiritual, legal and financial outcomes of divorce for Muslim men and women. There is consensus that women suffer the most negative social consequences. In some ... More


Transcending Borders: No More Deaths and a Higher Moral Law

Ananda Rose

in Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890934
eISBN:
9780199949793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the high-profile clashes between federal law enforcement officials and members of another of Arizona's border ministries, No More Deaths. The group's approach is more ... More


Conversion and Rupture of the Family

Elisheva Carlebach

in Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at the effects that conversion had on the Jewish family, such as disruption and upheaval. While wives or husbands had the option to follow their spouses into Christianity, custody ... More


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