Muslim Women Renew Calls For More Inclusive Programs As Mosques Reopen
As the coronavirus outbreak spread, mosques, like many houses of worship, were forced to shutter their doors even during the holy month of Ramadan in compliance with statewide shutdowns. American Muslims across the country celebrated at home.
With the entire country homebound, many turned to online religious programming, and a silver lining appeared in the quarantine. It opened a space for Muslim women leaders and scholars to hold virtual programming in what is a traditionally male-dominated space. Mosques across the country were suddenly in need of more speakers to fill the void of online discussions, and Muslim women, who were often overlooked despite their qualifications, were now being tapped to host virtual meetups and programs.
The success of these virtual programs ― hosted and led by women for women ― has renewed calls for more inclusive programs to translate over …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]