2020 Luce-Hartford Conference in Christian-Muslim Relations | Hartford Seminary

2020 Luce-Hartford Conference in Christian-Muslim Relations

The Agency and Vital Voices of Women: Muslim and Christian Religiosity and Scholarship

Monday, June 8 – Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Those graduate students who would like to further explore these issues for credit can also enroll in the course DI-635 The Agency and Vital Voices of Women with Professor Shanell T. Smith, June 17-21, 2019.

For more information, contact Professor Smith at ssmith@hartsem.edu

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. The 2020 Luce-Hartford Conference 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.

The conference will address:

  • The role of women’s scholarly voices in scripture and theology
  • The leadership role of women in Muslim and Christian communities
  • The impact or potential impact of female theological and scriptural perspectives in Christian-Muslim relationships
  • Opportunities for interfaith networking

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