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Kecia Ali, Professor of Religion, Boston University | Interdisciplinary Programs

Wednesday
Mar 7, 2018
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Williams Hall - Herbert A. Roemmele Global Commons
31 Williams Drive
Bethlehem PA 18015

Jenny Chao Office of Interdisciplinary Programs
610-758-3996
incasip@lehigh.edu

Center for Global Islamic Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies will present a lecture by Kecia Ali

"Muslim Feminism, Islamic Law, and the Quest for Gender Justice"
Feminism is a fraught term in contemporary America—does it mean one supports
women’s equality with men? A radical overthrowing of all systems of oppression? Is feminist even the right term? Islamic feminism is equally contested. Muslim advocates for gender justice navigate their tradition in a range of contemporary contexts. Sometimes disagreeing about priorities and methods, they bring a range of approaches to treat scripture, interpretation, national laws, and international human rights norms. Focusing on Muslim women academics and activists, Kecia Ali explores their vibrant and necessary work in the fields of scriptural interpretation, family law reform, and religious inclusion.

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