Feminists in Faith to discuss 'Feminism and Islam' Friday

Feminists in Faith to discuss 'Feminism and Islam' Friday

Feminists in Faith, an inter-religious dialogue group, will feature Dr. Fatmah Reda speaking on "Feminism and Islam" at its meeting Friday, Nov. 14.

All the discussions are held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Luann Dummer Center for Women, Room 103, O'Shaughnessy Educational Center. Bring a bag lunch; cookies and drinks will be provided.

Reda holds a doctor of philosophy degree in religious studies from the University of Canterbury, United Kingdom, as well as medical degrees in internal medicine and psychiatry from the University of Minnesota. She is a student of Arabic history and culture and has lectured extensively to educate others about Islam in a variety of interfaith venues. Her lectures focus on comparative religion and Islam's positioning in the family of Abrahamic religions, women's rights, jihad and ethics.

Feminists in Faith, initiated in 1984, provides an opportunity for Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Protestant women to meet monthly over the lunch hour for interfaith discussion. It encourages openness to diverse faith thought to enrich individual thinking and the broader community.

Each program has a presenter or facilitator responsible for that program. Members include academic professors of religion; professional ordained, lay and religious ministers and rabbis; and professional women in the community.

Participants can park in the ramp on Cretin Avenue; parking vouchers will be provided.