A Woman’s Voice to be Heard in September

SEPTEMBER 12/13, 2010



During this conference we will create holy space and time for women involved in teaching and leadership in religious communities of diverse faith traditions and denominations. We will learn about each other, discuss, compare and contrast, describe challenges and achievements. Above all we will create energy around interfaith learning and worship, reaching across boundaries to share knowledge, spirit and experience.

Presenters for the Conference will be:

Dr. Gay Byron – 2010 Katie Geneva Cannon Lecturer
Dr. Byron is the Baptist Missionary Training School Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. She has lectured and presented papers in a wide variety of contexts, and is the author of many articles and the book Symbolic Blackness and Ethnic Difference in Early Christian Literature (London/New York: Routledge, 2002)
She will lecture on: “Teaching Empires, Interpreting Texts, Redefining Authority”

Dr. Nancy Fuchs Kreimer is Director of the Department of Multifaith Studies and Initiatives and Professor of Religious Studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Kreimer has extensive experience in interfaith dialogue and is the author of Parenting as a Spiritual Journey (Jewish Lights, 1998), besides many articles and chapters in books.
Presentation: “Places of Authority for Women in the Jewish Context.”

Suendam Birinci is a PhD candidate through Hartford Seminary’s joint doctoral program with the University of Exeter in England. Her area of study is comparative theologies and ethics with a focus on Christianity and Islam. She has taught graduate courses on different aspects of Islam and interfaith dialogue and has worked with various organizations in the US orchestrating and participating in dialogue projects. She is a Muslim. Upcoming publications include: Non-Violent and Engaged Islam co-authored with Ian Markham (Ashgate Press)
Presentation: “Places of Authority for Women in the Muslim Context.”

The three presenters will also offer workshops on Monday.

Reservations for the conference will begin shortly, online, by mail, or by contacting the Women’s Center (502-894-2285)


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