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Sunday, February 1 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Jewish and Islamic Religious Feminism - Parallel Contemporary Trends
A surprising trend has emerged over the last decade, simultaneously in Orthodox Jewish and Muslim circles. Grassroots prayer groups offering women the possibility of active participation and prayer leadership are becoming increasingly common in both faiths, despite harsh criticism from traditional authorities. This session will review these developments and the controversy surrounding them, as evident in the quickest medium for response: religious Q&A websites.

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Oren Steinitz

Rabbi Oren Steinitz, recently completed his PhD at the University of Calgary’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (Religious Studies, Communications and Israel Studies), researching the attitude towards the “Other” in Jewish and Islamic legal websites. He holds a BA and MA in... Read More →

Sunday February 1, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Room 5 Eric Hamber Secondary School