Faith-in-Progress: Religious Resources for Women's Rights and Racial Justice

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Spring 3-31-2021


In the context of the Spring 2021 Davies Forum, Making Sense of a Post-Western World: Interdisciplinary Tools, Global Perspectives, a conversation moderated by Dr. Noa Bar-Gabai brings together leading thinker on Islam and gender, Dr. amina wadud, and Latinx Catholic thinker, Dr. Nichole Flores to explore how religious traditions can help us to work through outstanding challenges facing women across faiths. The pursuit of gender and racial justice is often framed in the secular language of women's and minority rights, even as neo-traditional, political and religious leaders push back in the language of “conservative values.” Yet faith-based activism offers another, under tapped resource for empowerment. The panel speaks to the Lane Center’s mission of exploring the intersection of faith and social justice towards addressing outstanding contemporary problems, and the Davies Forum theme of “decentering”.

Faculty: Nora Fisher Onar, International Studies, Noa Bar-Gabai, Theology & Religious Studies, Jewish Studies & Social Justice, Erin Brigham, Director of The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought and the Ignatian Tradition, and Nichole Flores, Religious Studies at the University of Virginia.


Audio transcript and event poster included.

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