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“To Make Mosques a Place for Women”

Female Religious Engagement within the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs
  • Chiara Maritato
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Abstract

In 2012, a Report by the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs noted the lack of facilities for women in Turkish mosques. To potentiate female access to religious knowledge and services, a program of “beautification” was launched that consisted primarily of making mosques (also) a place for women. In Istanbul, the project was held dear by the then-vice Mufti Kadriye Avcı Erdemli, who encouraged activities aimed at reaching as many women as possible.

Keywords

Public Sphere Religious Community Religious Education Muslim World Public Realm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chiara Maritato
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  1. 1.TurinItaly

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