Wednesday 3rd February 2010 at 18.30 Speakers: Dr. Ziba Mir-Hosseini (SOAS, University of London); Dr. Miri Freud-Kandel (University of Oxford) Wesley House, Jesus Lane, CB5 8BJ. All Welcome!
Have men used religious law to suppress women? Is it time for Muslim and Jewish women to interpret religious law for themselves -- and also for men? Can religious law provide a platform to articulate the rights of Muslim and Jewish women? Within both Judaism and Islam there are guides for how women should live as women of their faith. But the interpretation of these religious laws is highly diverse and on occasion does not sit easily with British Law. Speakers will discuss religious law and the defence of women's rights, and ongoing debates on religious law related to gender. The debate will examine modern interpretations as well as exploring the ways in which the two religious communities engage with their respective legal traditions
in the context of the demands of today's society.
Marta Dominguez Diaz
Junior Research Fellow
Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations
Cambridge (UK) CB5 8BJ
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