Interfaith Dialogue

Christian & Muslims Talking Together

Respect Graduate School, Moravian Theological Seminary, and Lehigh Dialogue Center mark 10 years of inter-religious dialogues. Candid and respectful presentations about our beliefs, practices and opportunities for cooperation are leading participants to deeper understandings of one another and mutual efforts in our communities. The sessions are held at Respect Graduate School and Moravian Theological Seminary

Topic: Women In Islam
Islam’s views about and roles for women are often misunderstood, even distorted. Each session provides a two-fold view intended to inform, clarify and start discussion on Islamic understandings that invite comparisons to today’s society and religious views. Each Dialogue session opens with a presentation followed by roundtable discussions.

Wednesday, 7:15–9:30pm
September 20–October 18
Sessions 1, 4 & 5 at Respect Graduate School, 2200 Industrial Dr., Bethlehem 18017
Sessions 2 & 3 at MTS Bahnson Center, Saal
Instructors: Dr. Zara Khan, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty, Respect Graduate School & Dr. Walter Wagner, Ph.D. Series coordinated and faculty at both institutions
Contact Hours: 10
$15 Series

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Dialogue Topics

Session 1
• Dinner—This first evening is an opportunity to meet to develop positive relationships; dialogue topics will begin the following week.

Session 2
•The Female Principle in Creation & 'The Earth is your Mother'
• Roles of Women & Girls in Preserving Life

Session 3
• Asiya: What is Pharaoh to a Believer
• To Challenge Injustice is Neither Gendered Nor Domesticated

Session 4
• Mary: The Woman Who Trusted God
• Roles of Women to Witness to God’s Will

Session 5
• Fatima: The Gracious Leader
• Roles of Women to Take Responsibility