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Education: Women's Religious: Western Europe
(1,450 words)

Contrary to what many people may have expected, European Muslims or Muslims settled in Europe did not lose their interest in religious education because of their integration in Europe. Quite the opposite is true. Parents are genuinely keen on transmitting their frame of references about faith and Muslim identity to their children. And many young people want to have access to at least some knowledge of Islam in order to act as good Muslims in their daily life and in concrete cases where they do not know exactly how to proceed (Cherribi 2003).

As far as Muslim women are concerned, they ar…

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Martín-Muñoz, Gema, “Education: Women's Religious: Western Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0256j>
First published online: 2009

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