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Respect Graduate School, Moravian Theological Seminary and Lehigh Dialogue Center mark 10 years of inter-religious dialogues. 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
THE FALL, 2017 PROGRAM
WOMEN IN ISLAM
Islam’s views about and roles for women 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 about a woman who is important in Muslim tradition. Roundtable discussions will follow on particular themes about the roles of women in Islam and even in other religious traditions.
Please note that the First Evening Dinner is an opportunity to meet to develop positive relationships. Presentations and Discussions begin in the next week.
All sessions are on Wednesdays and are scheduled to begin around 7:15-7:30 PM.
September 20: Dinner, Respect Graduate School
September 27: The Female Principle in Creation and ‘The Earth is your Mother’
“Roles of Women and Girls in Preserving Life.” (at Moravian Theological Seminary)
October 4: Asiya: What is Pharaoh to a Believer?
To Challenge Injustice is Neither Gendered Nor Domesticated (at Moravian Theological Seminary)
October 11: Mary: The Woman Who Trusted God
Roles of Women to Witness to God’s Will (at respect Graduate School)
October 18: Fatima: The Gracious Leader
Roles of Women to Take Responsibility (at respect Graduate School)
Our Presenter is Dr. Zara Khan, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty, Respect Graduate School.
The series is coordinated by Dr. Walter Wagner, Ph.D. Faculty at both institutions.
Respect Graduate School is at 2200 Industrial Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017, 610-419-1751
Moravian Seminary is at 60 West Locust Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018, 610-861-1516
The cost for the whole series is $15. Ten Continuing Education Units are available
Please click here to register through Moravian Theological Seminary and make the payment.
For any questions, please contact Ms. Elizabeth Johnson, 610-861-1516.