Women Responding to Fundamentalism

Oct 29, 2005 at 12:00 AM
Panel: Women Responding to Fundamentalism 

Cincinnati Museum Center

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Fundamentalism, active in both Islamic and Christian faiths, is an extreme political and religious ideology grounded in patriarchal tradition that manifests itself through exclusive and oppressive doctrines, policies and structures.


9:00 – 9:30 a.m.       Welcome – Peter DeDominici, Ed.D., Director of Education & Special Projects, Cincinnati Museum Center

                                 Introduction – Louise Akers, SC, D.Min., Coordinator, Office of Peace, Justice & Integrity of Creation

                                 Reflection – Singing by MUSE, Cincinnati Women’s Choir, dedicated to musical excellence and social change.  Catherine Roma, Ph.D., Director

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.     Video “Women Serving Religion,” University of Notre Dame Film Series

                        Keynote Speaker – Judith G. Martin, SSJ, Ph.D.,Associate Professor of World Religions, University of Dayton

Stand Up Break

                                   Q & A with Judith Martin, SSJ

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.      Christian Panelists:

Louise Lears, SC, Ph.D., Theological Ethicist, St. Louis University

Reverend Paula M. Jackson,Ph.D., Episcopal Priest, Church of Our Saviour

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.         Box Lunch, Opportunity to Visit Exhibits

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.        Muslim Panelists:

Riffat Hassan, Ph.D., Islamic Scholar, University of Louisville

                                   Soona Samsami, Women’s Freedom Forum, Washington, D.C.

                                    Video “Women: Voice of the Oppressed”

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.           Q & A with Speakers

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.           Conclusion

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