Videos: 2020 Luce-Hartford Conference

Hartford Seminary would like to thank the Luce Foundation for supporting our 2020 Luce-Hartford Conference on Christian-Muslim Relations. The topic was The Agency and Vital Voices of Women.

The 2020 Luce-Hartford Conference provided 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.

Links to three days of webinars are posted below.

Day 1

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

Keynote #2: Muslima Peacemaking and Social Justice

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

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

Day 2

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

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

Keynote #4: Womanist Voices in the Academy

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

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

Day 3

Panel Discussion: The challenges and  opportunities of women leadership

Moderator: Chaplain Aida Mansoor, Coordinator of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program

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

Dr. 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)

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

Ms. Lauren Schrieber, Executive Director of Center DC

Presentation of A History of Islam in 21 Women, Hossein Kamaly, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies; Holder of the Imam Ali Chair for Shi’i Studies and Dialogue among Islamic Legal Schools

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