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Lecture to Explore Women in Religion

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NEW YORK— Examining the role of women in religions, Fordham University is hosting the forum titled “Why Do Women’s Voices Matter in the Dialogue of Religions?” on Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m. in the McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham Law School, Lincoln Center campus.

Panelists will include Rabbi Leila Gal Berner, Ph.D., a scholar and founder of Lev Tahor; Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D., a member of Women in Islam Inc.; Neelima Shukla-Bhatt, Ph.D., assistant professor of Asian religions at Lemoyne College; Chun-fang Yu, Ph.D., professor of religion and director of the graduate program in Chinese Buddhist studies at Columbia University; and Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Ph.D., assistant professor of Christian systematic theology at Fordham University and the author of Monopoly on Salvation? A Feminist Approach to Religious Pluralism(Continuum, 2005).

DATE:      THURSDAY, MARCH 23
TIME:       6:00 P.M.
PLACE:    MCNALLY AMPHITHEATRE
LOWENSTEIN CENTER, LINCOLN CENTER CAMPUS
140 WEST 62ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY

The panel discussion is sponsored by Fordham University’s Office of Mission and Ministry, the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, the Theology Department and Women’s Studies Program. The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP (718) 817-3256 orveeneman@fordham.edu.

Panelists will meet with Fordham students at a luncheon held on Thursday, March 23, at 11:30 a.m. in the McGinley Center Faculty Lounge on the Rose Hill campus.  Space for the luncheon event is limited–students who are interested in attending the luncheon should contact Dr. Hill Fletcher at hillfletche@fordham.edu.

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