Women have been critical to the origin and development of Islam and Christianity. Without women’s voices and leadership, each respective faith may not have succeeded in developing or in flourishing throughout the world. From the very inception of their faith communities, women have provided spiritual, scriptural, and theological guidance, providing agency and advocacy for and behalf of women and their families, and reflecting on what it means to be faithful, moral, ethical, just humans in community. They have also stepped out of their own spaces to provide public leadership. This course, offered in conjunction with the 2020 Luce-Hartford Conference: The Agency and Vital Voices of Women will provide an opportunity for Christian and Muslim women scholars and religious leaders to reflect on their unique roles and voices in interpreting their scriptures and leading within their respective religious traditions.
If you are not enrolled in a degree program but wish to register for this course, use the Online Registration for Special Students and Auditors.