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Friday, June 5, 2015 Permalink

America Abroad: Understanding Islamic Feminism

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Many things need to happen in the Middle East to bring stability to the region. But one of the most important is elevating the role of women. In this hour-long program we'll visit Egypt, where we learn how one of the world’s most influential centers of Islamic study is squaring its teachings with the changing status of women.

In Morocco, we'll go to a courthouse where recent changes to Muslim family law are making it easier for women. And in the United States, we'll learn how one progressive Muslim feminist is expressing herself and her religion in a surprising way - with comedy.

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