Thu Nov 8, 2012 9:30pm EST —
Fri Nov 9, 2012 2:00pm EST
This conference will highlight the complex relationships between religion and gender and will explore conflicts that arise at the nexus of gender and religion while simultaneously promoting spaces for empowerment that arise in these interactions. Hauwa Ibrahim, our keynote speaker, is a lawyer from Nigeria. An expert on Sharia law she looks to see how women can be empowered in courts where religious law is practiced. Her talk is titled “Practicing Shariah Law: Seven Strategies for Achieving Justice in Shariah Courts.”
Our Friday panel brings together scholars and practitioners in the field of religion and gender. They will examine how particular religions empower or disempower men and women and how gender identity affects religious identity.