E/RS lecture series continues

Riffat Hassan, renowned Muslim scholar, offers her perspective on global terrorism | October 29, 2002

Riffat Hassan, renowned for her work in progressive Muslim thought, is coming to campus to address the challenge of global terrorism from a Muslim woman's perspective on Sunday, Nov. 10, a 7:30 p.m. in the Cintas Center. Preceding her lecture is a discussion of her article "The Issue on Woman-Man Equality in the Islamic Tradition" on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center. Book discussion participants must register by Monday, Nov. 4. This event is part of a series of discussions/lectures being presented in tandem by the women's and minorities' studies program and the ethics/religion and society (E/RS) lecture series. The series' theme this year is building diverse communities. Sarah Melcher, professor of theology and women's and minorities' studies facilitates the discussion. Hassan, currently a professor of religious studies at the University of Louisville, was educated at the University of Durham in England and worked for the ministry of information and broadcasting in Pakistan. Hassan has written extensively on issues concerning women, interreligious dialogue, human rights and peace education. In 1999, she founded the International Network for the Rights of Female Victims of Violence in Pakistan. All readings for the discussion are available on Xavier's electronic reserve. Participants are asked to bring their own brown bag lunches. Soft drinks and desserts are provided. To register or to obtain the password to the electronic reserve, contact Christine Anderson by e-mail at andersoc@Xavier.edu or at 513 745-4246.