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Events for Thursday, November 29th
Dr. Riffat Hassan Lecture
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dr. Riffat Hassan, an internationally known scholar who has been extensively involved in interreligious dialogue with Jews, Christians and Muslims with a particular focus on Human Rights in Religious Traditions, will speak on the topic "Islam and Social Justice: The Perspective of a Muslim Woman."
In February 1999, Dr. Hassan, a Pakistani American, founded "The International Network for the Rights of Female Victims of Violence in Pakistan,"a non-profit organization with a worldwide membership, which has played a noteworthy role in highlighting the issue of violence against girls and women. Dr. Hassan, though now retired, was a tenured Professor of Religious Studies and Humanities at the University of Louisville, KY., for twenty years. During those twenty years she also taught at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. A pioneer of feminist theology in the context of the Islamic tradition she was at work in this area as early as 1974.
This lecture is part of The Bill and June Rogers Peace and Social Justice Speakers Forum.