How do women adapt to modern life without giving up the traditions of Islam? Can feminism and Islam coexist? What will the future bring for the world’s most populous Islamic nation?
Etin Anwar, assistant professor of religious studies, will tackle these questions and others at the upcoming symposium “Islam and the Challenge of Modernity. The event is sponsored by the Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue at Nazareth College.
Anwar’s talk, “Islam, Women and the Challenge of Globalization in Asia will be the first part of an event that also features Raheel Reza, a Pakistani-Canadian journalist, Gwendolyn Z. Simmons of the University of Florida and Matthew Smyth of Harvard University.
The symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday March 24 at Nazareth College’s Shults Center.
Etin Anwar holds a B.A. from State University for Islamic Studies in Bandung, Indonesia, a master’s degree from McGill University and a doctorate from the Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture Program at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
She has taught a diverse series of courses, including “Medical Ethics, “Islamic Thought, “Introduction to Islamic Religious Tradition and “International Women’s Movements, among others.
CISD promotes research and encourages strategies for living peacefully in a religiously diverse world, a vision realized through dialogue, education and community-building efforts.