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Saturday, December 1, 2012 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Saturday, December 1 marks the final of three sessions for "Faith & the Feminine: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives." This series explores how the feminine is understood in scriptures, traditions, and social expectations in all three faiths.

Featuring presentations by dynamic female leaders within the three faith communities, the sessions will encourage open dialogue and focus on different themes each time: Understanding the Feminine in our Scriptures (Oct. 21), Examining the Social and Cultural Meaning of the Feminine in our Traditions (Nov. 10), and Reclaiming the Feminine in our Faith Traditions (Dec. 1). Full details about each session are listed below.

Registration is required, and the cost is $10/session or $25 for the series. Students are admitted at half price. Sessions run from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and take place at Renison University College in the Dunker Familiy Lounge (240 Westmount Road N, Waterloo). The series is co-presented by the Renison Institute of Ministry and Studies in Islam.

To register or get more information, please contact Idrisa Pandit (idrisa.pandit@uwaterloo.ca) or Marilyn Malton (mmalton@uwaterloo.ca). For more details, please feel free to view, print, or share our poster (PDF) or visit Renison's Institute of Ministry website.


Sunday, October 21: Understanding the Feminine in our Scriptures

Explore three scriptural approaches to gender justice.  Highlights will include:  exploring the feminine in the scriptures, and the impact of patriarchy on scholarship and teaching.

Featuring presentations by:

Rev’d Canon Tanya Phibbs, Anglican priest currently serving a parish in Stratford

Idrisa Pandit, Assistant Professor and Director of the University of Waterloo Studies in Islam interdisciplinary program housed at Renison University College

Carol McMullen, lay service leader and music leader at Temple Shalom, the Reform Jewish congregation in the Waterloo region


Saturday, November 10: Examining the social and cultural meaning of the feminine in our traditions

Examine the intersection and overlap of faith and culture from the early history of each faith tradition to the current status of women of faith living in trans-border, pluralistic communities such as Canada.

Featuring presentations by:

Katherine Bullock, Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto at Mississauga

Cristina Vanin, Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo

Rabbi Lori Cohen, ordained in 2000 by Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem, Israel and Cincinnati, Ohio


Saturday, December 1: Reclaiming the Feminine in our Faith Traditions

Explore the contributions of women in religious leadership and scholarship, including ways women of faith are reclaiming their history, redefining leadership, and responding to challenges posed by visible and invisible religious structures.

Featuring presentations by:

Ingrid Mattson, London and Windsor Community Chair of Islamic Studies at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario

Marilyn Malton, Director of the Renison Institute of Ministry, Renison University College in Waterloo

Devon Spier, graduate of Religious Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Waterloo

Location 
Renison University College
Dunker Family Lounge
240 Westmount Rd N

Waterloo, ON
Canada

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