Revisiting the Islamic Spirit: Women at the 2009 RIS Convention: Part 2

This is part two of Krista's review of the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention. You can see part one here.Dr. Zainab Alwani, an Islamic studies professor and community activist, was the second of the female speakers, on a panel entitled "The Apple's Rotten Core: The Social Implications of Domestic Violence."  She listed a number of statistics related to domestic violence, including that an average of four women in the United States die every day because of domestic violence.Alwani was … [Read more...]

Revisiting the Islamic Spirit: Women at the 2009 RIS Convention: Part I

This is part one of a two-part series reviewing the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention. Stay tuned tomorrow for part two!This year’s Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS) Convention was held in Toronto from December 25-27, 2009.  Those of you who have been reading MMW for a while might remember my reflections on it last year (in which I praised the conference, but lamented the very small number of female speakers), and my reflections on the joint RIS-ISNA Canada conference that happened last su … [Read more...]


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