Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  

Lecture to Explore Women in Religion

Contact: Michael Larkin
(212) 636-7175

NEW YORK— Examining the role of women in religions, Fordham University is hosting the forum titled “Why Do Women’s Voices Matter in the Dialogue of Religions?” on Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m. in the McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham Law School, Lincoln Center campus.

Panelists will include Rabbi Leila Gal Berner, Ph.D., a scholar and founder of Lev Tahor; Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D., a member of Women in Islam Inc.; Neelima Shukla-Bhatt, Ph.D., assistant professor of Asian religions at Lemoyne College; Chun-fang Yu, Ph.D., professor of religion and director of the graduate program in Chinese Buddhist studies at Columbia University; and Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Ph.D., assistant professor of Christian systematic theology at Fordham University and the author of Monopoly on Salvation? A Feminist Approach to Religious Pluralism (Continuum, 2005).

TIME:       6:00 P.M.
                 140 WEST 62ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY

The panel discussion is sponsored by Fordham University’s Office of Mission and Ministry, the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, the Theology Department and Women’s Studies Program. The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP (718) 817-3256 or

Panelists will meet with Fordham students at a luncheon held on Thursday, March 23, at 11:30 a.m. in the McGinley Center Faculty Lounge on the Rose Hill campus.  Space for the luncheon event is limited--students who are interested in attending the luncheon should contact Dr. Hill Fletcher at

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.


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