Conversations in Feminism, Law, and Religion
Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will deliver the keynote address for this groundbreaking conference that continues a conversation begun by feminist legal scholars and theologians marked by the recent publication of Feminism, Law, and Religion (Ashgate Press 2013, Failinger, Schiltz and Stabile, eds.) about the role that theology and religious law from diverse religions can play in the construction and critique of just law throughout the world.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free and open to the public
Find the complete conference schedule below.
Registration will open January 6, 2014
The book’s authors and others will be present for panels and more informal conversations about issues that matter to feminist thinkers in law and religion, from family law issues to legal and religious theory.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
3:00-5:30 p.m. CONVERSATIONS AND WORKSHOPS ON EMERGING SCHOLARSHIP IN FEMINISM, LAW, AND RELIGION, Woulfe South, Anderson Student Center
These sessions will provide an opportunity for scholars from any discipline to present their works-in-progress on feminism, law and religion in a workshop setting, or to invite conference participants to join them in an informal discussion about a topic of interest to this community. Scholars who are interested in presenting work or in hosting a conversation should contact Seanne Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
5:30-6:45 p.m. RECEPTION for all conference participants and speakers, Hearth Room, Anderson Student Center
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY REV. ELIZABETH EATON, presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Woulfe North Auditorium, Anderson Student Center
Friday, March 21, 2014
8:00-8:45 a.m. BUFFET BREAKFAST
8:45-9:00 a.m. INTRODUCTION
9:00-10:30 a.m. FEMINIST LEGAL THEORY- RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR ENCOUNTERS
Emily Albrink Hartigan, St. Mary’s University School of Law, Texas, What is the Matter with Antigone?
Cheryl B. Preston, Brigham Young University Law School, Utah, Deconstructing Equality in Religion
Elizabeth R. Schiltz, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minnesota, A Contemporary Catholic Theory of Complementarity
Susan J. Stabile, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minnesota, The Catholic Church and Women: The Divergence Between What is Said and What is Heard
10:45 to 12 p.m. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, RELIGION AND LAW
Deborah Cantrell, University of Colorado Law School, With Compassion and Lovingkindness: One Feminist Buddhist’s Exploration of Feminist Domestic Violence Advocacy
Naomi Graetz, Ben- Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Jewish Law: The Case of Wifebeating
Juliane Hammer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Men are the Protectors of Women”: Negotiating Marriage, Feminism, and (Islamic) Law in American Muslim Efforts Against Domestic Violence
12:00 - 1 p.m. BUFFET LUNCH
1:00-2:15 p.m. FEMINIST READINGS OF THEOLOGICAL TEXTS ON WOMEN'S CONCERNS
Hina Azam, University of Texas at Austin, Competing Approaches to Rape in Islamic Law
Asifa Quraishi-Landes, University of Wisconsin Law School, A Meditation on Mahr, Modernity and Muslim Marriage Contract Law
Marie Failinger, Hamline University School of Law, Minnesota, Co-creating the Family: A Lutheran View of Marriage and Divorce Law
Frances Raday, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law, Modesty Disrobed - Gendered Modesty Rules Under the Monotheistic Religions
2:15- 2:30 p.m., BREAK
2:30-3:45 p.m. REINTERPRETING WOMEN'S ROLES AND WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS
Nimat Hafez Barazangi, Cornell University, New York, Why Muslim Women are Re-interpreting the Qur’an and Hadith: A Transformative Scholarship-Activism
M. Christian Green, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, From Third Wave to Third Generation: Feminism, Faith and Human Rights
Ayelet Shachar, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Privatizing Diversity: A Cautionary Tale from Religious Arbitration in Family Law
4:00-5:15 p.m.WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP WITHIN RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES
Sr. Sara Butler, University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois, Catholic Women and Equality: Women in the Code of Canon Law
Rebecca Redwood French, State University of New York Buffalo School of Law, The Sakyadhita Movement, Buddhist Law and the Position of Buddhist Nuns
Mary Szto, Hamline University School of Law, Minnesota, Chinese Women Lawyers and Judges as Priests
5:15-5:30 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS
5:30-6:30 p.m. RECEPTION , Woulfe Auditorium Atrium
Sponsored by the University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences, School of Law, Jay Philips Center for Interfaith Learning, LuAnn Dummer Center for Women, Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center, Siena Symposium for Women, Family, and Culture, and the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy.