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Interreligious Ecological Justice Network (IREJN): Dinner and Discussion

From The Muslim Students Association ‘610 AD :

What do religion and ecological justice have in common? According to Teresa Eickel, Executive Director of the Interreligious Ecological Justice Network, the two go hand in hand. IREJN is a faith-based environmental organization that works to inspire and empower religious communities to be faithful stewards of the earth.

Come join us for a discussion on a popular topic at Wes, this time analyzed through a less common perspective. Food will be served.

Date: Thursday, November 29
Time: 7:30  -8:30
Where: Usdan MultiPurpose
Dinner (?) : Yes. ($0.00)

Women, Politics and Islam

Rabia Shahid ’13 sends word of a compelling lecture sponsored by the Muslim Students’ Association:

Are Muslim Women Oppressed? What role does politics play in defining women’s roles in Muslim countries? What status does Islam give women?

Come find out as Asma Barlas, Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity of the department of politics at Ithaca College (New York) gives her perspectives on these questions.

Barlas was one of the first women to serve in Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry and was named the prestigious Spinoza Chair at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands for her prominent contributions to discussions about women and Islam. She is also the author of “Believing Women” in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an.

  • Date: Friday, December 3
  • Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Place: PAC 001
  • Facebook event: Here