Conference Schedule 2020 | Hartford Seminary

Conference Schedule 2020

Monday, June 8 – Meeting Room (77 Sherman St.)

3:00 p.m. Orientation meeting for those enrolled in course
4:00 p.m. Conference Registration
4:45 p.m. Welcome and Blessing of meal/*Asr Prayers | Food served
5:25 p.m. Introduction

5:30 p.m.


Keynote #1

Women, Agency, and Diversity in the Early Church and Beyond

Katherine A. Shaner, Associate Professor of New Testament, Wake Forest University, Divinity School

6:15 p.m. Break / Asr Prayers*

6:30 p.m.


Keynote #2

Muslima Peacemaking and Social Justice

Najeeba Syeed, Associate Professor of Interreligious Education, Claremont School of Theology

 7:15 p.m.

Moderated Q&A – Shanell T. Smith, Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins; Director, Cooperative Master of Divinity Program

Break / Asr Prayers*

8:00 p.m.

Panel #1

Women Religious Leadership in Faith Communities

Fatma Antar, Past President of the Islamic Council of New England (ICNE); Founder and a Trustee of the Islamic Association of the Greater Hartford (IAGH)

The Rev. Dr. Shelly Best, President & CEO of the Conference of Churches

The Rev. Patricia Davenport, Bishop of the South-East PA Synod, ELCA

Ms. Lauren Schrieber. Executive Director of Center DC

Moderator: Sister M.T. Winter, Director, Master of Arts in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality, Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute

9:15 p.m.

Wrap up

Maghrib Prayers*


Tuesday, June 9 – Meeting Room (77 Sherman St.)

3:00 p.m. Film Screening: TBD
4:00 p.m. Registration
4:45 p.m. Welcome and Blessing of Meal/*Asr Prayers | Food served
5:20 p.m. Introduction

5:30 p.m.


Keynote #3: Engaged Resistance: Muslim Women Responding to and Challenging Islamophobia

Jasmin Zine, Professor, Sociology/Religion & Culture/Muslim Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

6:30 p.m.

Keynote #4: Womanist Voices in the Academy

Shively T. J. Smith, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Boston University

7:15 p.m

Moderated Q&A

Break / Asr Prayers*

 8:00 p.m.

Panel #2

Breaking Ground in the Academy

Dr. Colleen Keyes

Dr. Jane Smith, Emerita, Hartford Seminary, past Director of the Macdonald Center

Dr. Pamela Cooper-White, Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Dean; Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology & Religion


9:15 p.m.


*Maghrib Prayers

*All prayers can be performed in the Hartford Seminary chapel, which is open and available throughout the conference.

Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations
77 Sherman Street, Hartford, CT 06105-2260
phone: (860) 509-9500
fax: (860) 509-9509


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