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Christians & Muslims Talking Together: Women in Islam
October 18, 2017 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Respect Graduate School, Moravian Theological Seminary, and Lehigh Dialogue Center mark 10 years of inter-religious dialogue. Candid and respectful presentations about our beliefs, practices, and opportunities for cooperation are leading participants to deeper understandings of one another and mutual efforts in our communities. The sessions are held at Respect Graduate School and Moravian Theological Seminary.
This year we will discuss Islam’s views about and roles for women, which are often misunderstood, even distorted. Each session provides a two-fold view intended to inform, clarify, and start discussion on Islamic understandings that invite comparisons to today’s society and religious views. Each Dialogue session opens with a presentation followed by round-table discussions.
Wednesdays, September 20–October 18, 2017 • 7:15-9:30pm
Sessions 1, 4 & 5 at Respect Graduate School, 2200 Industrial Dr., Bethlehem 18017 Sessions 2 & 3 at MTS Bahnson Center Saal
Session 1 • Dinner provided by Lehigh Dialogue Center—This first evening is an opportunity to meet and develop positive relationships; dialogue topics begin the following week.
Session 2 • The Female Principle in Creation & ‘The Earth is your Mother’ • Roles of Women & Girls in Preserving Life
Session 3 • Asiya: What is Pharaoh to a Believer? • To Challenge Injustice is Neither Gendered Nor Domesticated
Session 4 • Mary: The Woman Who Trusted God • Roles of Women to Witness to God’s Will
Session 5 • Fatima: The Gracious Leader • Roles of Women to Take Responsibility
Presenters: Dr. Zara Khan, Adjunct Faculty, Respect Graduate School and Rev. Dr. Walter Wagner, Series coordinator and faculty at Respect Graduate School and Moravian Theological Seminary.